Teacher Education Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary depending on the course that you are studying. Each of our online course prospectus pages feature tuition fees:

Student Loans

If you’re looking to undertake a teacher training course where you have to pay the tuition fees there are avenues of financial support for you to access to help you fund the course. As well as any bursaries or scholarships you may be receiving you can also apply for a student loan.

For more information, please visit the Government's 'Student Finance' web pages.

Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

Depending upon your chosen route, phase and subject of study you may be eligible for a bursary or a salary or you may be able to apply for a scholarship.

You will only be entitled to one of these sources of support and there is different criteria for each one.


To encourage the best graduates to enter the teaching profession, bursaries of up to £26,000 are offered to students training to teach in applicable subjects and phases. You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are accepted on to a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria you will receive information on the bursary prior to your enrolment on the course.

For more information, please visit the Department of Education's 'Get Into Teaching' web page.


Scholarships of up to £28,000 are awarded to trainees with the potential to be inspirational subject teachers in physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages or secondary maths in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations.

For more information, please visit the Department of Education's 'Get Into Teaching' web page.

School Direct

Students studying on the School Direct (salaried) programme will be employed and paid a salary by their school. The salary rates will vary depending upon the location of your school and what you are training to teach. Students will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale and students training in mathsphysics and computing can earn up to £25,000.

For more information, please visit the Department of Education's 'School Direct' web page.


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Last edited: 04/12/2017 19:22:00