The government awards tax-free bursaries and scholarships to train to teach in a range of subjects. Full information can be found on the Get into Teaching website, Bursaries and Scholarships page.
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. You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you are offered a place on a PGCE programme, are eligible for a bursary and meet the conditions of your offer to enrol on the course as a student at the University of York, your entitlement to a bursary will be calculated based on your subject area and highest qualification on entry.
Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body. Each of the professional bodies that offer scholarships sets the award criteria. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body. For details, go to our Scholarships webpage.
For more details including full terms and conditions of the bursary, please visit any of the following government websites:
Trainees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for scholarships (which replace the Government bursaries) from the:
These scholarships are competitive and prestigious. They have a range of benefits attached to them.
If you are awarded a scholarship, it is important that you alert us so we can ensure that our records are accurate and you receive your funding when you commence your course.
PGCE tuition fees for 2023/24 will be £9,250 for UK students (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents).
Further information and contact details regarding PGCE tuition fees and financial support for PGCE trainees can be found here:
Up-to-date information is available at:
The University can also offer help and guidance for trainees wanting to live off-campus. Advice is available on:
For admissions information in relation to secondary teacher training, please contact: