Bursary Scheme

The ACT Educational Trust is a charity that promotes the treasury profession through education and support. The Trust offers bursaries to students from developing countries who are unable to fund or gain sponsorship for their studies, enabling them to study for an ACT qualification. 

The bursary covers the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals course fee (£570), student membership fee (£50) and assessment fee (£95). Having successfully completed the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals, students can then apply for a bursary to cover the Certificate in Treasury and Diploma in Treasury Management.

If you are more interested in cash management specifically, you may wish to apply to study the Award in Cash Management Fundamentals. Again the bursary covers the course fee (£570), student membership fee (£50) and assessment fee (£95). Please note, the Certificate in Cash Management (the next stage after the Award) is not available under the bursary scheme.



Bursaries are awarded based on their availability and the information provided on the application forms. The awards are made entirely at the discretion of the ACT Educational Trust.

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application via email within four weeks of the application deadline.


Check if you are a national and resident of one of the eligible countries.
Complete the finance qualification bursary application form. 

If you are currently in employment, you are required to upload a signed employer's declaration form to your application form, confirming that company sponsorship is not available.

Complete the application form for either the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF) or the Award in Cash Management Fundamentals (AwardCMF)

Deadline to apply
The next deadline for submission of a financial training bursary application is 24 June 2018.


We're very proud of all ACT bursary holders. They continue to go on and do great things things in their careers. Here is some insight into some of their experiences.



"Studying with ACT opened many doors for me. After completing the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals, I was promoted to Senior Treasury Dealer. Read more about my experience here."

Chikondano Faith Chisala, Senior Treasury Dealer, NBS Bank Limited Malawi


"One of my career objectives is to become a world-class global markets professional who is well-equipped in terms of skills and intellectual resources – ACT qualifications are helping me get there. Read more about my experience here"

Wisdom Akakpo, Trader, Barclays Bank, Ghana


"Dealing with foreign markets and corporate clients gives me an edge over my peers who also have university degrees, skills I got from doing the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals. Read more about my experience here"

Thato Tshipinare, Accounts Assistant, Outsource IT (PTY) Limited