Top Graduates can get a bursary of up to 30K to Train to Teach



All of our programmes are eligible for bursaries or scholarships

The bursaries for 2019 -2020  have not been announced - for information we have left last years information below

Increased tax-free bursaries and scholarships for 2018 to 2019 announced.


Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a £26,000 bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship – which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year. If you teach maths, you could get £30,000 – a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching. With or without a bursary or scholarship, you could receive a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help fund your teacher training year. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, for instance Parents’ Learning Allowance, Childcare Grants or Child Tax Credits. If you’re on a salaried course, you can estimate any in-work benefits by using the calculators on GOV.UK.

As part of the governments commitment to real social justice, we want every child to study the core academic subjects that will provide the best preparation for later life.
Teaching now attracts more top graduates than ever before. To ensure we can continue to attract the best and brightest graduates into the profession, with the potential to be excellent teachers in these key subjects, we are continuing to offer a wide range of bursaries and scholarships.
These new financial incentives will give more talented people the opportunity to become teachers so they can inspire even more young people to achieve their full potential.
Many thousands of talented graduates have already received a tax-free cash incentive in recognition of their potential to be outstanding teachers in a range of key subjects.


More than 16,500 trainees receive a training bursary every year. A further 1,400 of the most gifted maths, physics, chemistry and computing trainees have also benefited from one of the governments sought-after teacher training scholarship schemes, which have been running since 2011 in partnership with highly respected professional bodies:

The Institute of Physics (IOP)

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

As well as generous financial benefits, scholars will enjoy a range of perks including free membership to professional bodies, access to resources and events to support them during their training, and early career support through their first years of teaching.

Fern Langran-Goldsmith, who was awarded a scholarship in partnership with IOP in 2014, said:
I would highly recommend the IOP scholarship to everyone. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Through it I have met some incredible people and it has given me opportunities beyond what my training course was able to give me.