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Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support. 

The tuition fees are £9000

Tuition Fee Loan

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on the Directgov website. 

www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk 

You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments by visiting the Directgov website and selecting 'Teacher' from the list of careers.

Training Bursaries

Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.

Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, in 2017/18 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary. 

The 2017/2018 bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career. The table below summarises the standard training bursaries available in 2017/2018

Financial Incentives For Those Who Train in 2017/18

Eligibility1

Scholarship2

Trainee with 1st/PhD

2:1/Master’s

2:2

Physics

£30,000

£30,000

£25,000

£25,000

Maths

£27,500

£25,00

£25,000

£25,000

Languages3

£27,5004

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Geography

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Chemistry

£27,500

£25,000

£20,000

£20,000

Biology

-

£15,000

£12,000

£10,000

English

-

£9,000

£9,000

£0

History

-

£9,000

£4,000

£0


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 are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body.  Trainees in Physics, Maths, Languages and Geography will usually need a 2:1, but can still apply with a 2:2 with significant experience.  Trainees in Chemistry or Computing are able to apply with a 2:2 or above.  Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.   

3 Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in Modern Foreign Languages.  The core Modern Foreign Languages are French, German and Spanish.  Bursaries are also available for other modern or community languages for example: Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu and Bengali

4 Languages Scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish.


For Bursary Awards up to £12,000

Trainees will receive the bursary in equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, as they have done in previous academic years. 

Trainees are advised to confirm the actual monthly amounts that will be paid with their ITT provider. 


For Bursary Awards of £15,000 or over

Trainees will continue to receive equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, but this will be enhanced by larger payments in February and July, or in the final month of the trainee's course. 

The trainee would need to be on the course at 1 January to receive the first enhanced payment in February, and would need to have completed the course to receive the second payment at the end of their programme. 


Scholarships Programme

The Scholarships Programme is working with a number of professional bodies to award scholarships for trainees on courses in specific subjects.  These scholarships are available to eligible trainees with a 2:1 or first degree.  There is a £30,000 scholarship available for trainees on physics courses and £25,000 for trainees on Secondary Mathematics, Chemistry or Computing courses.  

The scholarship award replaces a trainee’s bursary eligibility.  Trainees who apply for but do not gain a scholarship may be eligible for a training bursary award. . 

More information about Scholarships is available on the Get Into Teaching website 


Student Loan for Maintenance

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on the Directgov website.


Maintenance Grant

Home students in England may also be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants can be found at the Directgov website.