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Full-time Home/EU postgraduate student funding (PGCE)

Funding for PGCE programmes

If you are an EU student, you are eligible to apply to Student Finance England for the fee loan for your full-time PGCE programme.

If you are a UK student, you are eligible to apply to Student Finance England for the fee loan and living cost support for full-time programmes in the same way as undergraduates. See undergraduate funding pages for further information.

Training bursaries for 2015

UK and EU trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher, are eligible to apply for training bursaries. The amount of bursary that may be available will be based on the teaching subject and degree class.

How to apply

There will be a link to the application form within the joining instructions which will be sent to you via the Welcome portal over the summer.

Financial incentives for those who train in 2015/16

The table below summarises the standard training bursaries available. This is an overview only and we recommend that you visit the Teaching Agency website for more detailed information and conditions.

Eligibility 2015/2016 Bursaries
  Scholarship Trainee with first/PhD 2:1/Master's 2:2 Other
ITT subject/phase
Physics £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £15,000 £9,000
Maths £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £9,000
Chemistry or Computing £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £0
Languages £0 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £0
Biology £0 £15,000 £12,000 £10,000 £0
Primary Maths £0 £12,000 £12,000 £12,000 £9,000
Geography, Design and Technology £0 £12,000 £9,000 £4,000 £0
Music £0 £9,000 £4,000 £4,000 £0
English, History, Religious Studies, Primary £0 £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0

Trainees with degrees from outside the UK

If you hold a degree from outside the UK, please contact UWE Admissions to help determine your bursary eligibility. You will need to check whether your qualification is comparable to a British Bachelor (honours) degree standard. Alternatively, you can find information on the Teaching Agency website.

Training scholarships for 2015

A range of training scholarships are also available for trainee teachers in the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science and maths.

Physics teacher training scholarships

If you are a Physics trainee holding a first or 2:1 degree, you will be able to apply for an Institute of Physics (IOP) scholarship worth £25,000. This scholarship is different to the standard training bursary, and has extra benefits including membership of the Institute of Physics and mentoring support. If you qualify for the scholarship, you will not be awarded the standard training bursary.

The IOP will award scholarships to those with exceptional subject knowledge, enthusiasm for the study of physics, and outstanding potential to teach.

Please see the Institute of Physics (IOP) website for further details.

Chemistry teacher training scholarships

If you are Chemistry trainee holding a first, 2:1, Masters or PhD, you will be able to apply for a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) training scholarships worth £25,000.

This scholarship is different to the standard training bursary and has extra benefits including RSC support during training and after. If you qualify for the scholarship, you will not be awarded the standard training bursary.

Please see the RSC website for further details.

Computer science teacher training scholarships

If you are a computer science trainee who holds or is likely to achieve a first or 2:1, you will be able to apply for a Chartered Institute for IT training scholarship worth £25,000 from the BCS Academy of Computing. This scholarship is different to the standard training bursary and includes mentoring and development opportunities.

If you qualify for the scholarship, you will not be awarded the standard training bursary. Please see the BCS website for further information.

Mathematics teacher training scholarships

If you are a Mathematics trainee and hold or are likely to achieve a first or 2:1, you will be able to apply for a Institute of Mathematics and its Application scholarship worth £25,000. This scholarship is different to the standard training bursary and includes mentoring and development opportunities.

If you qualify for the scholarship, you will not be awarded the standard training bursary.

Page last updated 8 May 2015

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