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Full-time PGCE Home/EU postgraduate student funding

View details of the potential sources of funding that you may be eligible to apply for if you wish to study a PGCE.

Funding for PGCE programmes

If you are an English resident, you may be 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 the undergraduate funding information to find out more.

If you are an EU student, you may be eligible to apply to Student Finance for the fee loan for your full-time PGCE programme. There are circumstances where EU students can also apply for living costs support in addition to the fee loan.

If you have children, a disability or an adult dependent, you could be eligible for further support from Student Finance. More details can be found on the Teaching Agency website.

You can use the student finance calculator to estimate the amount of Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans that may be available to you, as well as any additional support.

Training bursaries for 2019

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.

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 ten instalments from October.

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 2019/2020 Trainee with 1st, 2.1, 2.2, Masters or PhD
 ITT subject/phase Bursary
Physics £26,000
Maths £20,000*
Computing £26,000
Geography £26,000
Chemistry £26,000
Languages £26,000
Biology £26,000
English £15,000
Design and Technology, History £12,000
Religious Studies, Music £9,000
Primary with Maths £6,000

 *Secondary Maths trainees may also be entitled to an early career payment of £10,000. Please see the Teaching Agency website for terms and conditions.

Trainees with degrees from outside the UK

If you hold a degree from outside the UK, please contact UWE Bristol 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 2019

Trainees in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Geography and Languages 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 will need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

For more information see the Teaching Agency website.

Students from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland

To receive a bursary or scholarship, students from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland will need to be eligible for financial support from their country’s student finance body. Please contact Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI to find out about your eligibility for funding.

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