Fees and funding

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Tuition fees

We endeavour to keep costs for our lay ministry training as low as possible. Visit the Cambridge Theological Federation website for up-to-date course fees (see 'Durham University degrees').

The basic cost of the degree is £6,000 per year, full time.

Other costs related to study at Ridley Cambridge

Other costs related to study at Ridley Cambridge

All Ridley Lay Ministry students studying at Ridley Cambridge are placed with a church or other Christian faith-based agency who pay a placement fee of £1,600 a year to cover accommodation and food during teaching weeks at Ridley, formational and associated costs.

International students

International students

If you are an international student please contact our the Academic Team for information on eligibility and requirements.

Student loans

The Durham degree qualifies for student finance, and all students can apply for a student loan subject to the criteria set out by Student Finance England.


    Ridley Hall is unfortunately not able to provide student bursaries but we will support students who approach other funding bodies such as local or national trusts. Book now onto our next Zoom open day or contact us, and we’ll be very happy to discuss funding routes for your particular circumstances.

    For students studying at Ridley Cambridge, a number of our partner agencies offer placements that include substantial financial support.