Funding, Bursaries and Tuition Fees

Funding, Bursaries and Tuition Fees

TUITION FEES 2018/2019

  • For the QTS plus PGCE course we will be charging a tuition fee of £9000.00.
  • QTS only will cost £7,995.00.

You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when you make application for your tuition fee loan.


Please find details regarding Bursaries and Scholarships for postgraduate fee-based initial teacher training (ITT) below. These are designed to attract high quality applicants to apply for ITT.

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers starting the course in September 2018.  


Subject Amount
Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, MFL £28,000
Mathematics £22,000


For trainees starting the course in the 2018 2019 academic year, scholarships of £28,000 are available in physics, computing, chemistry, geography and MFL.  A scholarship of £22,000 is available in maths. These prestigious awards are aimed at high quality graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers.  A scholarship provides a free, specialised support package including expert mentoring, networking opportunities, continuing professional development courses and classroom resources.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. However, trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard bursary.


Eligibility 2018 to 2019 * Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Masters 2:2 Other
Physics, biology, chemistry, classics, computing, geography, MFL £26,000 £26,000 £26,000 £0
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


*  Trainees with a degree outside UK will need to refer to equivalency table; to see if the degree held is eligible to receive a bursary.

** Mathematics trainees will receive 2 additional early-career payments of £5,000 each (£7,500 if teaching in specified areas of England) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course.  These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated.