Newman University automatically administers payment of the PGCE / School Direct Training bursary on behalf of the Department for Education to all eligible students, you do not need to apply to receive the bursary.

During the enrolment process you will be asked to provide your nominated bank account details to enable payment of the bursary to be made.

The Training Bursary and Scholarship information below is taken directly from the Get Into Teaching website, please refer to the government provided information for up to date details.

Training bursaries

Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship – which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year. With or without a bursary or scholarship, you could receive a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help fund your teacher training year. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, for instance Parents’ Learning Allowance, Childcare Grants or Child Tax Credits. If you’re on a salaried course, you can estimate any in-work benefits by using the calculators on GOV.UK.

Register with Get Into Teaching for advice on funding, and get tailored advice and information about teaching.

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on tuition fee-based teacher training courses in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on:

  • highest relevant academic award
  • ITT subject

Trainees are only eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they’re entitled to support under the student finance criteria. Trainees from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland should read Studying in the UK: guidance for EU students.

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK can contact Get into Teaching or their chosen training provider for more advice.

For 2021 to 2022, the Department for Education is offering bursaries of:

  • £24,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics
  • £10,000 in languages and classics
  • £7,000 in biology

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

The DfE is offering scholarships of £26,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics. Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body.

Each of the professional bodies that offer scholarships sets the award criteria. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body. For details, go to Get into Teaching.

Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

For trainees on a School Direct (salaried) training route, the DfE gives grants to School Direct lead schools to contribute to the trainee’s salary and training costs.

The same grant amount is available regardless of the location of the lead school. Grants are paid on a per trainee basis. For 2021 to 2022, the DfE is offering grants of:

  • £24,000 for chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £10,000 for languages and classics
  • £7,000 for biology

School Direct (salaried) trainees are not eligible for bursaries or scholarships.

For more information on bursaries for trainee teachers, please visit the Department for Education website.

Student loan for maintenance/Tuition fee loan
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs; and a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England.

Important Information
This information is believed to be accurate at time of publishing but applicants should confirm the level of fees and bursary support available before commencing the course.