Financial Information

Financial Information for 2018/19 to be released shortly.

 

Funding for postgraduate teacher training is available for eligible graduates on

postgraduate routes including the non-salaried School Direct programme.

Eligibility

Your tuition fees and any other bursary or financial support depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student. Find out more information about EU or overseas status. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

Tuition fee loan

If you are not on a salaried route you will have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees for 2017/18 will be £9,000.

Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England 
 
You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments on the GOV.UK website

Training Bursaries

Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as unqualified teachers on the School Direct salaried route. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teacher training subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.

Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates, and we are looking for excellent graduates wanting to train to teach secondary subjects. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, larger financial incentives are offered to trainees with 2:1 and first class degrees.

The bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career. More information is available in the bursary document about the consideration of exceptional achievements, which will be available to download from this page soon.

The table below summarises the standard financial incentives available in 2017/18.

Financial incentives for those who train in 2017/18  

Eligibility (1) 2017 to 2018

Scholarship (2)

Trainee with 1st/PhD

2:1/Master’s

2:2

Other (3)

Physics

£30,000

£30,000

£25,000

£25,000

£0

Maths, Computing, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

£0

Chemistry

£27,500

£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, Religious Education and Music

-

£9,000

£4,000

£0

£0

                   

 Notes

  1. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.  You also need to be eligible for a bursary based on your nationality and residency status.  Contact your training provider or Student Finance England for clarification on your degree's equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.
  2. 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.
  3. Bursaries are available for trainees teaching modern foreign languages.  The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish.  Bursaries are also available for other modern or community languages, for example, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu and Bengali.  Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German and Spanish.

Bursary payments are processed automatically for eligible candidates. You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course.

For bursary awards up to £12,000 and study full time:

Trainees will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July.

For bursary awards of £15,000 or over or a scholarship of £27,500 or £30,000 and study full time:

  • Trainees will continue to receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July, but this will be enhanced by larger payments in February and July, or in the final month of the trainee's course.
  • The trainee would need to be on the course at 1 January to receive the first enhanced payment in February, and would need to have completed the course to receive the second payment at the end of their programme.

The potential range of options now available to trainees for ITT makes it important that you are fully informed of the financial support you may be able to access to complete your training. When considering your training options, you may wish to ask your training provider about what bursaries, grants and support are available to you for the choice you are making. Information and advice can also be sought from the Student Loans Company or by contacting the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

School Direct Salaried

Tuition fees are covered by the Government grant that SCITT receives.

You are paid a salary on the unqualified teachers pay scale (usually point 1).

In 2017/18, trainees in maths and physics could earn up to £21,000.

Mathematics teacher training scholarships

The Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA), in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), has teacher training scholarships of £27,500 available to mathematics trainees starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

To be a mathematics scholar you will need to have exceptional subject knowledge, enthusiasm for the study of mathematics, and outstanding potential to teach. Successful scholars will be offered additional support from the IMA, LMS, RSS and MEI to enable them to make a significant contribution to the development of mathematics teaching in the schools where they train and work. The package will include membership offers, access to teaching resources and academic journals, and early career support. Visit the IMA website for further information.

Physics teacher training scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has teacher training scholarships of £30,000 available to physics trainees starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

To be an IOP Scholar you will need to have outstanding knowledge of school-level physics and the potential to become an inspirational physics teacher. Each scholarship also includes a package of benefits including IOP membership and early career mentoring. There are a number of application rounds for the year. To apply and to view the full eligibility criteria, go to the IOP website     

Chemistry teacher training scholarships

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has teacher training scholarships of £27,500 available to chemistry trainees starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

The RSC is looking for individuals who are passionate about chemistry, have the potential to be an exceptional chemistry teacher and can therefore inspire the next generation of chemists. In addition to the funding, RSC Scholars will have access to a wide variety of RSC support including membership and networking opportunities. Visit the RSC website to view the full eligibility criteria and to apply.

Computing teacher training scholarships

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has teacher training scholarships of £27,500 available to computing trainees starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

BCS is looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate about computing and have the potential to become inspirational teachers. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of school level computing. Scholars will have access to BCS membership and early career mentoring opportunities with schools, universities and major employers. Visit the BCS website to view the full eligibility criteria and to apply.

Geography teacher training scholarships

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG, has teacher training scholarships of £27,500 available to geography trainees starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

RGS are looking for individuals that must have a geography or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of at least 2:1 or a recognised equivalent (a 2:2 may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant geography-related professional experience).  Alternatively, you could be awarded a scholarship if you have a relevant PhD or Master's degree. The package will include membership offers, access to teaching resources and academic journals, and early career support. Visit the RGS website for further information.

Modern foreign language teacher training scholarships

The British Council, has teacher training scholarships of £27,500 available to modern foreign language trainees (French, German or Spanish) starting their teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.

The British Council are looking for French, German or Spanish trainees with at least a 2:1.  Individuals with a 2:2 can still apply but you will need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Visit the British Council website for further information.

Student loan for maintenance and extra support

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs.  Students depending on their circumstances may also be able to apply for additional grants if they have a disability, have dependant children and pay childcare costs or have an adult who depends on them. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on the GOV.UK website