Fees and Finance

The School Direct Training Programme is available to high quality graduates. Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on tuition fee-based teacher training courses in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on:

  • highest relevant academic award
  • ITT subject

Trainees will only be eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they’re entitled to support under the student finance criteria (https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies ).

For 2022 to 2023, the following bursaries are being awarded:

  • £24,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £15,000 in design and technology, geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £10,000 in biology

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

Scholarships are being offered of £26,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, Master’s or PhD. In exceptional circumstances, they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.

Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body. For further details please follow this link: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-your-training

Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt-academic-year-2022-to-2023

To apply to postgraduate ITT courses for the academic year 2022/23 you need to go through the DfE’s Apply for teacher training here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training