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Funding

Funding

Find out about the financial support available for teacher training in the UK.

The funding available for teacher training depends on a number of factors:

  • which teacher training route you take
  • the subject and key stage you want to teach
  • your degree classification
  • where in the UK you live
  • your own personal circumstances

Teacher training in England

Bursaries and scholarships are available for some subjects. The amount depends on the subject you choose to teach. Larger bursaries and scholarships are available for subjects where there is a shortage of trainee teachers.

You may also be eligible for Student Finance to fund your tuition fees and living costs.  

If you teach maths, in addition to a bursary or scholarship, you could also be eligible for £5,000 after your third year in teaching and a further £5,000 in your fifth year of teaching. See the Get into Teaching website for more information.

Teachers who have gained QTS between 2013 and 2019 may be eligible to claim reimbursement for student loan repayments. See the GOV.UK website for details of eligible subject criteria and participating local authorities.

Teacher training in Wales

For information about financial support for teacher training in Wales, see Discover Teaching Wales

Teacher training in Scotland

For information about financial support for teacher training in Scotland, see Teach in Scotland and Student Awards Agency for Scotland