Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Bursary for non-salaried teacher training courses

Trainee teachers may be able to receive a bursary of up to £26,000 from the Department of Education (DfE) depending on course and degree classification.

Bursaries are normally paid in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July.

You may receive this bursary in addition to the undergraduate funding package from Student Finance England.

Please visit Get into Teaching for further information about the funding available, including bursaries, scholarships, and tuition fee and maintenance loans, as well as the extra financial support available if you are a parent, have an adult dependant, or have a registered disability.

Eligibility criteria

  • Whether you qualify for a bursary, and the level of bursary you receive depends on the teaching subject and the class of degree or highest relevant qualification.
  • Bursaries can range from £2,000 to £26,000.
  • You must be a full-time UK or EU student.

The following Initial Teacher Training funding is available for our 2020/21 courses:

  • Languages – up to £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship plus £6,000 early-career payments
  • Mathematics – up to £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship plus £6,000 early-career payments
  • Physics – up to £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship plus £6,000 early-career payments
  • Chemistry – up to £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship plus £6,000 early-career payments
  • Biology – up to £26,000 bursary 
  • English – up to £12,000 bursary

Please check the Department for Education (DfE) website for full details.

How to apply

The teacher training bursary is paid by the University and students need to be enrolled.

The University applies for the teacher training bursary on behalf of eligible students once they are enrolled onto a full-time teacher training course. Students receiving the bursary are then paid in instalments as per the DfE's guidance. No separate application is required. The University will calculate the bursary and applicants can expect to be notified before the course/programme starts.

Please refer to Get into Teaching for an overview of how bursaries will be paid.

Overseas qualifications are assessed by our admissions team according to the guidelines from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the DfE bursary tables. This enables us to confirm the level of bursary you will receive.

Further information

In addition to a bursary you may be able to receive the loan package from Student Finance England which is normally reserved for undergraduate students.

Full-time undergraduate funding 20/21

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At a glance

Maximum value: Up to £26,000 depending on course
Open to: Full-time UK/EU students
Studying at level: Postgraduate
The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated): 2020/21