What financial support can I get?
Tuition Fee Loans
Tuition fees for the SCITT are £9,250 per annum. UK and EU trainees can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount of the tuition fees. It is not means tested and you only repay the loan when you start to earn over £25,000. It is not compulsory to take out a loan: you can pay the full fees yourself or pay part of the fees and take a loan out for the rest. Some qualified teachers will be able to apply for a reimbursement on their student loan payments made in the first 10 years of their careers, provided they are teaching in a state-funded school in a designated local authority. For more information on the Teachers’ student loan reimbursement scheme visit here.
For advice on how to apply for a tuition fee loan, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
Financial support may also be available to help you fund your living costs. This is dependent on each individual’s circumstances. You may have to disclose information about your household income. You must be a full time UK student (EU students can only apply if they have lived in the UK for 5 years). For advice on eligibility and applying, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
Bursaries are available to trainees on primary with maths courses with at least grade B Maths A level or equivalent.
Tax free bursaries of up to £26,000 are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate teacher training courses in England. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teacher training subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification. Please visit here for further information.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) bursaries are available for trainee teachers studying Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design & Technology, English, French, Geography, German, Maths, Physics, Spanish or Primary Maths. For more information, visit here
Scholarships (Secondary only)
Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a tax-free scholarship of up to £28,000 with the appropriate professional body. Scholarships are available in Physics, Computing, Chemistry, Geography, Languages and Maths. Trainees who receive a scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard bursary. For more information visit this link.
Mathematics Early-Career Payments (Secondary only)
Secondary maths trainees will receive 2 additional early-career payments of £5,000 after tax (£7,500 if teaching in specified areas of England) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. For more information please visit this link.