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Teacher Education bursaries

Teacher Education bursaries

If you are starting a PGCE in 2023/24, 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 relevant academic award. For the latest information visit the get into teaching website.

Secondary Education Bursaries

Trainees starting initial teacher training in the academic year 2023/24 may be offered a tax free bursary. You'll need a First, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Masters to be eligible for this bursary.

Secondary Education Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by independent institutions.  They set their own eligibility criteria and you apply for a scholarship through the relevant professional body.

Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a first, 2:1, Masters 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 professional body.  Applicants should apply to the relevant professional body; details are available at Get Into Teaching.

Subject

Bursary

Scholarship

Biology

£20,000

-

Chemistry

£27,000

£29,000

Computing

£27,000

£29,000

Design and Technology

£20,000

-

English

£15,000

-

Geography

£25,000

-

Languages
(French, German, Spanish only)

£25,000

£27,000

Languages
(all other languages)

£25,000

-

Maths

£27,000

£29,000

Physics

£27,000

£29,000

Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

Early Years Education Bursaries

If you are taking the full time 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 Masters to be eligible for this bursary.

Highest Academic Qualification

Bursary

First class honours degree, doctoral degree

£5,000

2:1 honours degree or masters degree

£4,000

2:2 honours degree

£2,000

In Languages and Physics, trainees starting courses in 2023/24 will not need to be eligible for student finance to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship.  In all other subjects, 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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