DfE announce funding bursaries and scholarships for 2024-25.  -  

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  • How much do the courses cost?

    • Tuition fees for all training programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are £7,500.
    • For QTS with PGCE the tuition fee is £9,250.
    • Teaching Apprenticeships are funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.
    • Our Assessment Only route costs £2,500.
  • Are there bursaries available and how do I apply for one?

    Financial incentives in the form of non-repayable bursaries are available for postgraduate non-salaried trainees studying high priority subjects. The government defines which subjects are ‘high priority’ each year. Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject you choose to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. You don’t need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on our non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically from Ripley ITT. You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course.

    For 2024-25, bursaries are offered to trainees intending to train to teach in the subjects listed below:

    • £28,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics
    • £25,000 in geography, biology, design and technology and languages (including ancient languages)
    • £10,000 in English, music and RE

    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.

    For further information on bursaries and scholarships visit the GOV.UK website.

  • Are there scholarships available and how do I apply for one?

    For 2024-25, scholarships are available in the following subjects:

    • £30,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics
    • £27,000 in French, German or Spanish (no other languages)

    Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the relevant scholarship body:

    • tax free scholarship
    • membership to the professional body
    • subject specialist events and webinars held by professional bodies
    • online and face-to-face workshops across the country
    • subject specialist mentors and coaching
    • community of scholars (ex-scholars, teachers, subject leaders)
    • access to classroom resources
    • continuing professional development (CPD) and networking events during ITT year and alumni

    Scholarships are applied for separately to ITT and only awarded to high calibre students who pass a robust application and interview process in one of the specialist subject areas. Scholarships are awarded instead of a bursary.

    Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant scholarship body. Details are available on Get Into Teaching.

    For further information on bursaries and scholarships visit the GOV.UK website.

  • Can I get a tuition fee loan and how do I apply?

    If you are on our non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, you will have to pay tuition fees. Home and EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.

  • Can I get a maintenance loan and how do I apply?

    Home students in England may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. EU students cannot apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You will have to pay the loan back. This is available through Student Finance England.