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Finance Information



For Qualified Teacher Status with a PGCE, the tuition fee will be £9,250. This includes £2,167 for participants to undertake a PGCE. However, there is up to £28,000 worth of tax-free funding for certain subjects.


Financial support for trainee teachers is very positive. You could get  tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship. There is also the teachers’ student loan reimbursement scheme which you may be entitled to depending upon your subject specialism and local authority in which you decide to go on to teach in.

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If you are on our non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, you’ll have to pay tuition fees.

Home and EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.


Home students in England may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back. This is available through Student Finance England.


You could get £28,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship. Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject you choose to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course.

Financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach the subjects below.


Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 in their degree, or if they hold a Master’s degree or a PhD.

 The full DfE financial offer for 2024/25 is

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Art & Design £10,000
Biology £25,000  
Chemistry £28,000 £30,000
Computing £28,000 £30,000
Design and technology £25,000  
English £10,000
Geography £25,000  
Languages (including ancient languages) £25,000
Maths £28,000 £30,000
Music £10,000
Physics £28,000 £30,000
RE £10,000

  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. 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. Trainees in physics, maths, chemistry, and computing with a 2:1 degree 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 degree, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.
  3. Computing Scholarship; As an alternative to a bursary, if you have at least a 2:1, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £30,000 from the BSC Academy of Computing. Please visit the BCS website.