Bursaries & Funding
You could get up to a £26,000 tax-free bursary while you train, or up to £28,000 for a prestigious scholarship. Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject you choose to teach.
If your degree isn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a funded course to increase your subject knowledge before starting your training. For more information on Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses please contact us or check on Get into Teaching.
- A £26,000 tax-free bursary for all trainees with a 2:2 degree or higher in the highest priority subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Languages, Maths and Physics.
- A £15,000 tax-free bursary for Geography and Design & Technology trainees with a 2:2 or higher
- A £12,000 tax -free bursary for English trainees with a 2:2 or higher
- A £9,000 tax-free bursary for Art & Design, History, Music & Religious Education trainees with a 2:2 or higher
- Chemistry, Languages, Maths and Physics trainees who go on to work in state-funded schools in England will also receive three early-career payments of £2,000 each after tax (or £3,000 after tax if teaching in specified areas of England) in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of teaching
- Prestigious scholarships in six subjects are available to graduates with a 2:1 and above: Chemistry, Computing, Geography, Languages, Maths and Physics. Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free in all subjects except geography, where scholars will receive £17,000 tax-free. In addition the same additional early-career payments are available as for trainees who receive the bursary.