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Bursaries 2021/22

For 2021 to 2022, the government are offering bursaries of:

  • £24,000 in chemistry, maths and physics
  • £10,000 in languages
  • £7,000 in biology

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 of £26,000 in chemistry, maths and physics are also available. 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 

For more details including full terms and conditions of the bursary, please visit any of the following government websites:

Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2021 to 2022

Department for Education website

Get into Teaching

Bursaries 2020/21

Training Bursary and Scholarships

Scholarship amounts

available

First/

PhD

2:1/

Masters

2:2
Physics

£28,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

Maths

£28,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

Chemistry

£28,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

Modern Languages

£28,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

£26,000*

Biology

 

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

English

  £12,000 £12,000 £12,000

Geography

£17,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000

History

  £9,000 £9,000 £9,000

Further details are available on the Department for Education website.

* You could receive £32k or £34k in total - £26k as a tax-free bursary or £28k scholarship with additional payments of £6k after tax once in teaching. You'll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2020/21. You’ll receive three additional early-career payments of £2k each in your second, third and fourth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course. View the full terms and conditions.

Trainees in physics, maths, languages, chemistry, geography and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish.

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, your entitlement to a bursary will be calculated based on your subject area and highest qualification on entry. Payments will be triggered when you commence the course and you should expect to receive your first bursary payment at the end of September.

Scholarships

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.

Fees and Support

PGCE tuition fees for 2021/21 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:

Accommodation

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:

Contact us

For admissions information in relation to secondary teacher training, please contact:

education-pgce-admissions@york.ac.uk