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').

Other costs related to teaching weeks at Ridley

Other costs related to teaching weeks at Ridley

All students are placed with a church or other Christian faith-based agency who pay a placement fee of £1,500 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.


Ridley Hall is not able to provide student bursaries but we will support students who approach other funding bodies such as local or national trusts.

A number of our partner agencies offer placements that include substantial financial support.

Student loans

The Durham degree qualifies for student finance, and students can apply for a student loan subject to the criteria set out by the relevant Student Finance body: