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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 2016

UK and EU students on eligible  PGCE courses (who are not employed as a teacher), are eligible to apply for training bursaries. The amount of bursary 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. The Bursary is paid in 10 instalments from October.

Financial incentives for those who train in 2016/17

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 2016/2017 Bursaries
  Scholarship Trainee with first/PhD 2:1/Master's 2:2 Other
ITT subject/phase
Physics £30,000 £30,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000
Maths £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000
Chemistry or Computing £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0
Languages £0 £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £0
Biology £0 £20,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
Primary Maths £0 £6,000 £6,000 £6,000 £3,000
Design and Technology £0 £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0
Geography £0 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
Primary £0 £3,000 £3,000 £0 £0
English, History, Religious Studies, Music £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 2016

Trainees in maths, physics, chemistry and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. For more information see the Teaching Agency website.

Page last updated 5 October 2015

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