| Tuition fees for all unsalaried programmes is £9250.
Financial support for trainee teachers is very positive. You could get tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship. There is also the teachers’ student loan reimbursement scheme which you may be entitled to depending upon your subject specialism and local authority in which you decide to go on to teach in.
STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND: TUITION FEE LOAN
If you are on our non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, you’ll have to pay tuition fees.
Home and EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.
STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND: MAINTENANCE LOAN FOR LIVING COSTS
|Home students in England may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back. This is available through Student Finance England.|
BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
You don’t need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on our non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically from Kingsbridge in October. You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course.
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
The financial offer for 2021/221
|Subject||Bursary 2||Scholarship 3|
- Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a tuition 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. Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to be entitled for support as set out by your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI). Both elements will be assessed by your teacher training provider. Candidates with overseas degrees may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC. We can help you with this. Contact us on 0800 389 2500 and we can provide you with guidance on your equivalent qualifications and a free UK NARIC statement of comparability (this usually costs £49.50 plus VAT) once you’ve submitted your application to teacher training, if required by your training provider.
- Bursaries are available to trainees with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.
- Trainees in chemistry, computing, maths and physics are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. Each of the professional scholarship bodies sets its own eligibility criteria - find out more on the dedicated scholarship pages. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.