How To Get Funding To Become A Teacher In The UK

There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Extra financial support if you’re a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability

1/ Bursaries and scholarships

There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

To qualify, you’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. If you’re an non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

2/ Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans

A Tuition Fee Loan is available to cover course costs – if you take one out, you don’t have to pay your course costs upfront.

A Maintenance Loan is available to help with living costs while you are training. It doesn’t matter if you already have a student loan – you can still apply for both these loans to support your teacher training

You will only start making repayments when you earn over the threshold and if you have a student loan already, taking out a further loan for your teacher training will not see your monthly repayments increase.

3/ Extra financial support

There’s extra financial support available if you’re a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability. The support listed here doesn’t have to be paid back.

If you have children, a disability or an adult dependant, you could get: