The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.
|Secondary mathematics, computing, chemistry, geography, modern foreign languages||£27,500|
Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.
Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.
Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a standard bursary.
|Eligibility 2017 to 2018 (1)||Trainee with 1st/PhD||2:1/Master’s||2:2||Other|
|Secondary mathematics, classics, computing, geography, modern foreign languages||£25,000||£25,000||£25,000||£0|
|Design and technology||£12,000||£9,000||£0||£0|
|History, music, religious education||£9,000||£4,000||£0||£0|
|Primary mathematics (2)||£6,000||£6,000||£6,000||£0|
- Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
- Trainee teachers on primary mathematics courses, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.
A training bursary for final year undergraduates of £9,000 is available for trainees on courses in secondary mathematics and physics that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS). The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on a QTS course starting in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, and is payable in the final year of their course.
The same £9,000 training bursary is available to trainees on an opt-in secondary undergraduate mathematics, physics, computing or modern foreign language course that leads to QTS. The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on a QTS course in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, and is payable in the final year of their course.
For both of these courses, trainees who are on a 4-year undergraduate course that leads to the award of QTS and that also leads to the award of a Master’s degree receive a £9,000 bursary in both the third and fourth years of their course.
For further information postgraduate and undergraduate bursaries, please read the training bursary guide: academic year 2017 to 2018.