Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2017 to 18


The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.

Scholarships

Subject Amount
Physics £30,000
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.

Bursaries

Eligibility 2017 to 2018 (1) Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s 2:2 Other
Physics £30,000 £25,000 £25,000 £0
Secondary mathematics, classics, computing, geography, modern foreign languages £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £0
Chemistry £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0
Biology £15,000 £12,000 £10,000 £0
Design and technology £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0
English £9,000 £9,000 £0 £0
History, music, religious education £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0
Primary mathematics (2) £6,000 £6,000 £6,000 £0
Primary £3,000 £0 £0 £0

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Undergraduate bursary

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.