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PGCE bursaries and scholarships

If you are a Home student joining the PGCE programme you may be eligible for a Government training bursary or scholarship.

The bursary/scholarship amount is based on the highest previous qualification that you have attained to date. Only UK and EU students will be eligible for the training bursary.

Students with an overseas degree will be eligible for a bursary if their degree is equivalent to a UK honours degree. If you are unsure about the equivalency of your degree, please email

These payments are not taxable, but might be included as part of your capital income if you receive state benefits. Contact your local benefits office to find out how this might affect your situation.

2021/22 bursaries

For 2021/22 subjects eligible for bursary are:

  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Languages
  • Biology

If you already registered on a PGCE course at St Mary's for one of the subjects listed above you will be emailled with a link to provide your bank details in order to receive the training bursary. 

Payments will be made in ten equal instalments on the following dates:

  • 7th October 2021
  • 8th November 2021
  • 7th December 2021
  • 7th January 2021
  • 7th February 2022
  • 7th March 2022
  • 7th April 2022
  • 9th May 2022
  • 7th June 2022
  • 7th July 2022