finance & bursaries

finance & bursaries

For information on financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses, please visit Get into Teaching.​​

The Student Finance England full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2024/25 is open now. New students should apply online at​ Continuing students will be contacted by SFE to prompt them to apply in due course. ​

There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:​

1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

An overview of the bursaries and scholarships available can be found in the tables below, for full terms and conditions please visit the Get Into Teaching website.

Scholarships & Bursary Amounts:
The scholarships and bursaries for relevant subjects are shown below from the Department for Education. Further information can be found at:
The financial offer for 2024/25
For 2024 to 2025, you can receive:  £28,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
£25,000 in biology, geography, design and technology and languages
£10,000 in art and design, English, music and religious education.

​​Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master's.​

Scholarships may also be available, further information below:

Trainees in chemistry, computing, maths and physics are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. Each of the professional scholarship bodies sets its own eligibility criteria - find out more on the dedicated scholarship pages. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

You may be entitled to a scholarship of:​
£30,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics
£27,000 in languages

Student finance:
You may be eligible for student loans to help fund your ITT year. You may also be entitled to additional funds for reasons such as low income and caring for disabled children. Find out more information here.​

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a tuition fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. 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). Both elements will be assessed by your teacher training provider.

Candidates with overseas degrees may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC. Contact DfE on 0800 389 2500 who will provide guidance on your equivalent qualifications and a free UK NARIC statement of comparability (this usually costs £49.50 plus VAT) once you’ve submitted your application to teacher training, if required by your training provider.

Bursaries are available to trainees with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.