Bursaries and scholarships are tax-free amounts of money that you receive to train in certain subjects. This money does not need to be paid back
The Department for Education (DfE) holds responsibility of the bursaries and scholarships associated with all ITT courses.
If you are eligible for a bursary to fund your teacher training year, you do not need to apply and will automatically receive the payments upon commencing your training programme.
In order to be eligible for a bursary for 2024/25 you must:
Scholarships for 2024/25
Scholarships are also available for certain subjects but unlike bursaries, must be applied for separately to ITT.
Scholarships are offered by independent institutions and are awarded instead of a bursary only to applicants who have passed a robust application and interview process in their specialist subject area. Each institution sets their own eligibility criteria.
Applications should be made direct with the relevant scholarship body.