Funding and Fees
Scholarships and Financial Incentives
There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:
- Tax-free bursary or scholarship
- Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
- Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability
You may be eligible for a teaching bursary or scholarship when training to teach.
These are tax-free amounts of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back.
You’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2 degree or a PhD or master’s degree to be eligible for a bursary, as well as meeting the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions.
For a scholarship, each professional scholarship body sets its own criteria. These bodies include:
- the Royal Society of Chemistry (chemistry)
- the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (maths)
- the Institute of Physics (physics)
Applications to the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships will open at 10:00 on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
For information on Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships visit Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships website.
Are you Eligible to apply?
To apply for a Maths Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:
- You are eligible for student finance (please see the eligibility section of our FAQ page for more information)
- You have, or are expected to achieve:
- A first or 2:1 undergraduate degree, or a postgraduate degree (MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD), or;
- A 2:2 undergraduate degree, and also have significant relevant experience.
- You meet one of the following:
- Have, or are studying for, a degree with strong mathematical content (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering.)
- Have a degree with strong mathematical content and will complete, or have completed, a Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course of any duration prior to September 2022.
- Have a non-mathematical degree and will complete, or have completed, a Maths SKE course of a minimum of 20 weeks in duration prior to September 2022.
- Have a non-mathematical degree with extensive mathematical professional experience.
- Secure a training place on an eligible secondary mathematics PGCE or unsalaried School Direct course in England which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) status for the 2022/23 academic year.
Want to find out more?
Come along to one of our webinars where the Maths Scholarships Team will be live, talking about the Scheme and answering all your burning questions such as: how it is different to the government’s normal bursary for initial teacher training; what additional benefits do Maths Scholars receive as part of the Maths Scholarship; how can the Scheme help an ITT trainee during their initial teacher training year. We will also be joined by a representative from an outstanding teacher training provider who will answer any questions concerning the process of applying to teacher training. Please note that this advice is provided independently of any provider.
To sign up to a webinar, email email@example.com with your preferred date from the following list:
Tuesday 25 January 2022
10:30 – 11:30
Thursday 10 March 2022
14:00 – 15:00
Saturday 9 April 2022
09:30 – 10:30
More information about the Maths Scholarship can be found on our website, including full details of the application process. We want to help you through the process of applying so you will also find blogs on how to submit a successful application, and writing a personal statement. We also have blogs by our current, and past, Maths Scholars talking about their experiences as a mathematics trainee teacher or as a Maths Scholar.
Webinars are run by the Maths Scholarship Team. The Maths Scholarships Team will be streaming live, talking about the Scheme and answering questions such as: how it is different to the government’s normal bursary for initial teacher training; what additional benefits do Maths Scholars receive as part of the Maths Scholarship; how can the Scheme help an ITT trainee during their initial teacher training year and NQT year.
To sign up to a webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Email address
- Date of webinar you would like to attend