Financial Information and Accommodation

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.

Bursaries 2019/20

Training Bursary and Scholarships

Scholarship amounts

available

First/

PhD

2:1/

Masters

2:2
Physics

£28,000

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

Maths

£22,000*

£20,000*

£20,000*

£20,000*

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

  £15,000 £15,000 £15,000

History

  £12,000 £12,000 £12,000

Further details are available on the Department for Education website.

* You could receive £30k or £32k in total - £20k as a tax-free bursary or £22k scholarship with additional payments of £10k 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 2018/19. You’ll receive two additional early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth 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. 

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 during your induction week at the University of York.

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 2019/20 will be £9,250 for UK/EU 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