There are lots of funding options available to support you throughout your teacher training. These include tax-free scholarships and bursaries. Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, generally depends on the subject you choose to teach, the class of your degree, and sometimes other qualifications and experience are taken into account too.

School Direct (Salaried)

Your employing school covers the cost of your training.

You will receive a salary circa £19,000.

We offer salary uplifts for School Direct Salaried applicants for Computing, Maths and Physics.

Tuition Fee Routes

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.

Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.

For more information:


Subject Amount
Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages £28,000
Secondary mathematics £22,000

Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a bursary.


Eligibility 2018 to 2019 Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s 2:2 Other
Physics, biology, chemistry, classics, computing, geography, languages £26,000 £26,000 £26,000 £0
Secondary mathematics £20,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0
English £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
Design and technology £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0
History, music, religious education £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0
Primary mathematics £6,000 £6,000 £6,000 £0