Bursaries and scholarships available for 2023-24

Applicants may be eligible for a government bursary in certain subjects if they have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2, or if they hold Master’s or PhD.

The bursary figures for teacher training in 2023-24 are as follows:

  • £27,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £25,000 in geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £20,000 in biology and design & technology
  • £15,000 in English

There are also scholarships (offering higher bursaries) available in chemistry, computing, maths, physics and MFL (French, German and Spanish). Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, Master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.

Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body, details are available on Get Into Teaching.

Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

Useful links

For information on all of our School Direct programmes, visit the Gov.uk site 'Find Postgraduate Teacher Training website'.

For the full guidance to bursaries and scholarships - visit the DfE website.

You can also read more about getting into teaching on the Department for Education's 'Get Into Teaching website'.