Bursaries & Funding
You could get £26,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or 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 Excalibur TSA.
- A £26,000 tax-free bursary for all trainees with a 2:2 degree or higher in the highest priority subjects: chemistry, biology, classics, computing, geography, languages and physics.
- Maths trainees are offered a £20,000 tax-free bursary, followed by two early-career payments of £5,000 each after tax (or £7,500 after tax if teaching in local authority areas of greatest need) in their 3rd and 5th year of teaching.
- Prestigious scholarships will continue to be offered in six subjects: chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths and physics. Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free in all subjects except maths, where scholars will receive £22,000 tax-free and the same additional early-career payments as those trainees who received a bursary.
- A £12,000 tax-free bursary for history trainees with a 2:2 or higher.
- For Design & Technology trainees with a 2:2 or higher the bursary will be £12,000 tax-free
- For RE and music trainees with a 2:2 or higher the bursary will be £9,000 tax-free.
The DfE is also piloting a Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme for in biology, chemistry, computer science, languages and physics for those starting ITT in 2019/20.
For full information on all financial incentives including scholarships, please visit Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2019/20 and Get Into Teaching.