You may be eligible for a teaching bursary or scholarship when training to teach. These are tax-free amounts of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back.
Scholarships are offered by independent institutions. They set their own eligibility criteria and you’ll need to apply through the relevant scholarship body. You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you’re eligible, you’ll automatically receive it.
2024/2025 Funding Information
Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on tuition fee-based teacher training courses in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).
Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on:
highest relevant academic award
In languages and physics, trainees starting courses in the academic year 2024 to 2025 will not need to be eligible for student finance to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. In all other subjects, trainees are only eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they are entitled to support under the student finance criteria.
Non-UK trainees should read Train to teach in England as a non-UK citizen. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should use Teach in England if you trained outside the UK.
For 2024 to 2025 we are offering bursaries of:
£28,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
£25,000 in biology, design and technology, geography and languages (including ancient languages)
£10,000 in art and design, English, music and RE
Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master’s.
We are offering scholarships of:
£30,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
£27,000 in French, German and Spanish (no other languages)
Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.
Funding My Training
Read all about the financial incentives available on the Get Into Teaching website.