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Training Bursaries - 2018/2019

You'll need a first, 2:1 or 2:2 (or equivalent) to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. If you don't have this class of degree or equivalent, you can still access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help fund your training and cover tuition fees. An overview of the bursaries or scholarships available to train in different subjects can be found below.

The financial offer for maths

 

Eligibility 2018/20191

Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s

Early-career payments2

Total2

Maths

£20,000 bursary

£10,000

£30,000

£22,000 scholarship3

£32,000

 

The scholarships and bursaries for other subjects

 

Eligibility 2018/20191

Scholarships3

Bursaries

 

Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s

Physics

£28,000

£26,000

Chemistry

£28,000

£26,000

Languages4

£28,0005

£26,000

Computing

£28,000

£26,000

Geography

£28,000

£26,000

Biology

-

£26,000

Classics6

-

£26,000

 

Bursaries for other subjects

Trainee with 1st / PhD

2:1 / Master’s

2:2

English

£15,000

£15,000

£15,000

D&T

£12,000

£9,000

£0

History, Music, RE

£9,000

£4,000

£0

Primary Maths7

£6,000

£6,000

£6,000

 

1  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 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 entilted 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. If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You can also contact your training provider for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.

2  You could receive £30k or £32k in total - £20k as a tax-free bursary or £22k scholarship with additional payments of £10k after tax once in teaching. You'll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2018/19. You’ll receive two additional early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course. View the full terms and conditions.

3  Trainees in physics, maths, languages, chemistry, geography and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

4  Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in modern foreign languages. The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish. Bursaries are also available for other modern or community languages for example: Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu and Bengali.

5  Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish.

6  Bursaries are available to trainees on a classics course where the course is in an ancient language (Latin or Ancient Greek).

7  Bursaries are available to trainees on either primary maths specialist courses or primary general (with mathematics) courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent.

You don’t need to apply for a bursary. If you’re enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically from your chosen teacher training provider when you begin your course. How you’re paid will depend on the amount of financial support you receive.

Funding of £12,000 or less

If you are awarded a bursary of up to £12,000 and study full-time:

  • you will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

Funding of £15,000 or higher

If you are awarded a bursary of £15,000 or over, or a scholarship of £22,000 or £28,000, and study full-time:

  • you will receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July, but with additional payments in February and July, or in the final month of your course
  • you will need to be on the course on 1 January to receive the first additional payment in February, and will need to complete the course to receive the second additional payment at the end of your course
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

Details of the payments are as follows:

  • £15,000: £1,200 each month
  • £20,000: £1,500 each month
  • £22,000: £1,600 each month
  • £26,000: £2,000 each month
  • £28,000: £2,200 each month

For each award an additional amount will be paid in February and July to equate to the full award.

These payments are not taxable, but might be included as part of your capital income if you receive state benefits. Contact your local benefits office to find out how this might affect your situation.

Important information for non-UK EU nationals and EEA citizens following EU referendum result:

There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals, as we approach leaving the EU. This means EU nationals applying for teacher training in 2017/18 and 2018/19 will still be able to access tax-free bursaries or scholarships, and a tuition fee loan. Under current rules, EU nationals can access this support if they have resided in the European Economic Area or Switzerland throughout the three-year period before the start of the course - find out more. Throughout the negotiation of leaving the EU, the UK Government is remaining focused on providing certainty, clarity and stability for EU citizens living in the UK, upholding the proposals set out on 26 June 2017 and as set out by the Prime Minister in her speech in Florence. Further information on the status of EU citizens in the UK can be found on GOV.UK.

 

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