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You will need to pay tuition fees of £9,250 to cover the cost of your course.  


You could be eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship, currently up to £28,000, depending on the subject you want to teach and the degree class that you hold.

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

Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on:

  • highest relevant academic award

  • ITT subject


Trainees are eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they are 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.


For applicants holding a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2, a Masters or PhD the DfE is currently offering bursaries of:

  • £24,000 in chemistry, computing, maths and physics

  • £10,000 in languages and classics

  • £7,000 in biology


Scholarships of £26,000 are also available for those training to teach chemistry, computing, maths and physics.


Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body. Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

For further information on bursaries please visit

There is more guidance on postgraduate bursaries and scholarships in the initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual.

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Salaried Placements


Some schools will offer existing employees a salaried route to QTS. As the training provider we receive a grant to support the school to do this.


As a provider we support schools who wish to provide a salaried route, but cannot offer salaried routes beyond those requested by our partner schools for individual trainees with whom they already work.

SCITT Salaried


You will be paid a salary by the school in which you train. This salary will be in line with the unqualified teacher pay ranges if you are employed by a local authority maintained school, or at the advertised rate by an academy.


You will not be eligible for a training bursary.

Student Finance

(SCITT Non-salaried Programme only)

All candidates from the EU are eligible for a tuition fee loan. In addition, candidates from the UK can also apply for a means-tested maintenance grant and a maintenance loan. offers further information about student finance, including a finance calculator to help estimate the grants and loans that may be available to you.

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