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

Postgraduate teaching bursaries and scholarships are only available for the subjects listed below. You cannot receive both a teaching bursary and a scholarship.

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Biology £10,000
Chemistry £24,000 £26,000
Computing £24,000 £26,000
Design and technology £15,000
Geography £15,000
(including ancient languages)
Maths £24,000 £26,000
Physics £24,000 £26,000

To be eligible for a bursary, you’ll need at least one of the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree class 2:2 (honours) or higher
  • a master’s degree
  • a PhD

You’ll also need to meet the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions.

Find out more about your eligibility for teaching bursaries.

To find out if you’re eligible for a scholarship and to apply, you can visit the relevant scholarship body:

Undergraduate bursaries

You may be eligible for a bursary of £9,000 if you do a secondary maths or physics course that leads to qualified teacher status (QTS).

You may also be eligible if you do an opt-in QTS course in secondary computing, languages, mathematics or physics. This is where you start a standard undergraduate degree but then opt-in to initial teacher training to get QTS.

The amount you receive depends on the year that you start your QTS course. You do not get a bursary in every year of an undergraduate course. Depending on the type of course you do, you may get the bursary in your final year or final two years.

Undergraduate bursary if you’re former military personnel

You may be eligible for a Troops to Teachers tax-free bursary of £40,000 if you’re:

  • training to teach secondary biology, physics, chemistry, computing, maths or languages
  • doing an undergraduate degree leading to QTS in 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.