Funding

 

Please find below information on bursaries – it is worth noting that these are tax free so may be much more appropriate than the salaried route for certain applicants.
 
Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2019/20 by subject:
 
  Eligiblity 2019/20
Scholarships  Bursaries
Trainee with 1st/PHD 2:1/Masters 2:2
Physics £28,000 £26,000
Maths £22,000 £20,000
Languages   £28,000 £26,000
Chemistry £28,000 £26,000
Biology - £26,000
Geography £28,000 £26,000
English - £15,000
D&T - £12,000 £9,000 £0
History, Music, RE - £9,000 £4,000 £0


More information can be found out from the Department of Education website.


Funding of £12,000 or less
 
If you are awarded a bursary of up to £12,000 and study full-time:
  • You will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July
  • You are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider
 
Funding of £15,000 or higher
 
If you are awarded a bursary of £15,000 or over, or a scholarship of £22,000 or £28,000, and study full-time:
  • You will receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July, but with additional payments in February and July, or in the final month of your course
  • You will need to be on the course on 1 January to receive the first additional payment in February, and will need to complete the course to receive the second additional payment at the end of your course
  • You are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider
Details of the payments are as follows:
  • £15,000: £1,200 each month
  • £20,000: £1,500 each month
  • £22,000: £1,600 each month
  • £26,000: £2,000 each month
  • £28,000: £2,200 each month
For each award an additional amount will be paid in February and July to equate to the full award. 
These payments are not taxable, but might be included as part of your capital income if you receive state benefits. Contact your local benefits office to find out how this might affect your situation.
 
If you’re on a part-time course, you may be paid in larger instalments throughout its duration, but no more than 50% of the bursary will be paid in one go. For larger bursary awards, instalments will be subject to weighting based on attendance and completion of the course, as with the larger awards for full-time trainees.