Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are £9,000

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. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

Bursaries and Funding

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.

Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers for the Academic Year 2019-2020:

SubjectScholarshipBursary (Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s)
Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages£28,000£26,000
Biology, classicsno scholarship available£26,000
Secondary mathematics£22,000£20,000 (see also Secondary Maths early career payments below)
Englishno scholarship available£15,000
Design and technology, historyno scholarship available£12,000
Music, religious educationno scholarship available£9,000

See also https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-teacher-training for further information


Graduates with a 2:1 and above 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 also receive a bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship may be eligible for a bursary, if they meet the eligibility and qualification criteria. For more information on Scholarships see https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview/scholarships

Secondary mathematics early-career payments

Secondary mathematics trainees will receive two additional early-career payments of £5,000 each (or £7,500 each 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 see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mathematics-early-career-payments-guidance-for-teachers-and-schools

Undergraduate bursary

A training bursary for final year undergraduates of £9,000 is available for trainees on courses in secondary mathematics and physics that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS). The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on a QTS course starting in the 2019 to 2020 academic year, and is payable in the final year of their course.

The same £9,000 training bursary is available to trainees on an opt-in secondary undergraduate mathematics, physics, computing or languages course that leads to QTS. The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on a QTS course in the 2019 to 2020 academic year, and is payable in the final year of their course.

For both of these courses, trainees who are on a 4-year undergraduate course that leads to the award of QTS and that also leads to the award of a Master’s degree receive a £9,000 bursary in both the third and fourth years of their course.

Troops to Teachers undergraduate bursary

A training bursary worth £40,000 is available for undergraduate veterans who have left full time employment from the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy no more than 5 years before the start of their course.

The bursary will be provided in equal monthly instalments in each of the final two years of the course, with £20,000 payable in each year. You are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your ITT provider.

The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on an eligible ITT course that leads to QTS in secondary biology, physics, chemistry, computing, mathematics or languages, beginning in the 2019 to 2020 academic year.