FinanceTuition Fees

We will be charging a tuition fee of £9000 for all teacher training programmes being delivered in the academic year 2020/21. You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when you make application for your tuition fee loan.

To find out more about the tuition fee loan and other Student Loans please visit Funding My Teacher Training



Funding for teacher training is available for eligible graduates who are starting their training in the 2020/21 academic year on postgraduate routes.

Funding amounts will vary depending on the subject you intend to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification.

If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You also need to be eligible for a bursary based on your nationality and residency status. Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to be entitled for support as set out by your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI). Contact your training provider or Student Finance England for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.



ProgrammeTrainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master's or PhD
Primary with Maths£6,000

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



The financial offer for maths, chemistry, languages and physics:

ProgrammeTrainee with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master's or PhDEarly career PaymentsTotal
maths, chemistry, physics or languages£26,000 bursary
£28,000 scholarship

You could receive £32k or £34k in total – £26k as a tax-free bursary or £28k scholarship with additional payments of £6k after tax once in teaching. You’ll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2020/21, You’ll receive three additional early-career payments of £2k each in your second, third and fourth year of teaching – enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course. View the full terms and conditions.


The scholarships and bursaries for other subjects:

ProgrammeScholarshipTrainee with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master's or PhD
History, RE, business studies-£9,000
Art and Design£9,000



In partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations, scholarships are awarded to the most gifted trainees looking to inspire young minds in chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths and physics.

Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you should have at least a 2:1 degree or above and want to teach chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths or physics. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. If you’re not successful in your application for a scholarship, and secured a place on a qualifying teacher training course in England, you’ll still receive the standard bursary.

You can find out more about scholarships here.

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