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Teacher Education bursaries

Teacher Education bursaries

If you are starting a PGCE in 2022/23, you may be entitled to financial support from the Department for Education. The amount of support depends on the subject you wish to teach and the grade of your highest qualification. For the latest information visit the get into teaching website.


Secondary education bursaries

Trainees starting initial teacher training in the academic year 2022/23 may be offered a tax free bursary. You'll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's to be eligible for a bursary.


Secondary education scholarships

Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. A limited number of scholarships are offered to trainees in Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics.  Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a first, 2:1, Master's or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances, they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.  Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body.  Applicants should apply to the relevant professional body. Details are available at Get Into Teaching.


The financial offer for 2022/23

Subject Bursary
Chemistry £24,000 £26,000
Computing £24,000
Maths £24,000 £26,000
Physics £24,000 £26,000
Languages (including ancient languages) £15,000 -
Design and Technology £15,000 -
Geography £15,000


 Biology  £10,000  -

Early years education bursaries

If you are taking the graduate entry course which leads to the award of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), you may be entitled to a bursary from the Department for Education.

You'll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's to be eligible for this bursary.


Highest Academic Qualification


First class honours degree, doctoral degree, PhD or medical master's (with distinction)


2:1 honours degree or master's degree


2:2 honours degree


Further information

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on tuition fee-based teacher training courses in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status.  Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on trainees’ highest relevant academic award and the subject they are training to teach.

Trainees are only eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they’re entitled to support under the student finance criteria.

Non-UK trainees should read Train to teach in England: non-UK applicants.

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK can contact Get Into Teaching for further advice.


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