Kingsbridge Teacher Training,
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Kingsbridge SCITT

Every lesson shapes a life through Kingsbridge Teacher Training

Finance Information (Eligibility 2020/2021)



Tuition fees for all unsalaried programmes is £9250.


Financial support for trainee teachers is very positive. You could get £26,000 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.


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.


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.


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:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

An overview of the generous bursaries and scholarships available can be found in the table below. You'll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship.

If you're an non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

Bursary funding may be available for certain candidates, depending on fulfilling a set of criteria, including your subject and your grades.

You can find all the information on funding here.  


The financial offer for maths

Maths 2 £20,000 bursary £10,000 £30,000
£22,000 scholarship 3 £32,000
  Eligibility 2020/2021 1

Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's

Early-career payments 2 Total 2


The scholarships and bursaries for other subjects

  Eligibility 2020/2021 1
Scholarships 3 Bursaries
Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's
Physics  £28,000 £26,000
Chemistry £28,000 £26,000
Languages 4 £28,000 5 £26,000
Computing £28,000 £26,000
Geography  £28,000 £26,000
Biology - £26,000
Classics 6 - £26,000
English - £15,000
D&T, History - £12,000
Music, RE - £9,000
Primary with maths 7 - £6,000


  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. 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. 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. You could receive £30k or £32k in total - £20k as a tax-free bursary or £22k scholarship with additional payments of £10k after tax once in teaching.  View the full terms and conditions.
  3. Trainees in physics, maths, languages, chemistry, geography and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. 
  4. Bursaries are available for trainees in French, German and Spanish. They are also available for other modern, community or ancient languages. The full list of eligible languages can be found on GOV.UK.
  5. Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish. 
  6. Bursaries are available to trainees on a classics course where the course is in an ancient language (Latin or Ancient Greek).
  7. Bursaries are available to trainees on primary with maths courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent.