If you are a student joining the PGCE secondary 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.
For PGCE Secondary Science (Physics) and PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, the bursaries and scholarships are available to all students regardless of fee status.
For all other PGCE secondary subjects, only trainees who are entitled to support under the student finance criteria will be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Students will only be eligible for a government bursary if they expect to seek a teaching post in England on successful completion of their training course.
Students with an overseas degree may be eligible for a bursary if their degree is equivalent to a UK honours degree with class 2:2 or higher, a UK Master’s degree or a PhD.
We will use UK ENIC to assess equivalencies. The Get into Teaching website can help students obtain a free statement of comparability from UK ENIC.
The bursary 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.
For 2023/24, the subjects eligible for bursary are:
- Biology: £25,000
- Chemistry: £28,000
- Computing: £28,000
- Design and technology: £20,000
- Geography: £25,000
- Languages(including ancient languages): £25,000
- Maths: £28,000
- Physics: £28,000
- English: £10,000.
You do not need to apply for a training bursary. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will automatically be emailed a link to provide us with your bank details in order to receive the bursary.
This will be sent in August 2024 when you have met the conditions of your offer in full.
View eligibility criteria
Payments are made in ten equal instalments throughout the academic year. The first payment will be made around 7th October 2024 if you are fully enrolled and engaging with the course.
Teacher training scholarships are offered by independent institutions. They set their own eligibility criteria and you’ll need to apply through the relevant scholarship body
Please note: You cannot receive both a teaching bursary and a scholarship.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you’ll need at least one of the following:
- a bachelor’s degree class 2:1 (honours) or higher
- a master’s degree
- a PhD
In exceptional circumstances, if you achieved a 2:2 in your degree you may still be awarded a scholarship if you have significant relevant experience.
Scholarships are offered by independent institutions. They set their own eligibility criteria and you’ll need to apply through the relevant scholarship body: