Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support. The tuition fees are £9000.

Tuition Fee Loan

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England.

More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on the Direct.gov website www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk. You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments by visiting the Direct.gov website and selecting ‘Teacher’ from the list of careers.

Bursaries and Funding

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers. Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.


Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages£28,000
Secondary mathematics£22,000

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 are not awarded a scholarship are eligible for a bursary.


Eligibility 2018 to 2019Trainee with 1st/PhD2:1/Master’s2:2Other
Physics, biology, chemistry, classics,
computing, geography, languages
Secondary mathematics£20,000£20,000£20,000£0
Design & Technology£12,000£9,000£0£0
History, music, religious education£9,000£4,000£0£0

Secondary mathematics early-career payments

Secondary mathematics trainees will receive 2 additional early-career payments of £5,000 each (£7,500 if teaching in specified areas of England) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated. For more information, please read the mathematics early-career payments guidance.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

We are committed to the use of SKE to support recruitment to secondary mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computing, design and technology, English, geography and languages. Funding can now be requested for SKE programmes. If SKE is required we would make it a condition of your offer and will discuss with you the best route and also the duration required.

Programme duration and the hours of studyMaximum Training bursary programme funding
8 weeks (200 hrs)£1,600
12 weeks (300 hrs)£2,400
16 weeks (400 hrs)£3,200
20 weeks (500 hrs)£4,000
24 weeks (600 hrs)£4,800
28 weeks (700 hrs)£5,600