Bursaries to train to teach for the academic year 2023 to 2024

Trainee Teacher Bursaries

Are you eligible for funding to train to teach?

Bursaries are available from the Department for Education (DfE) to trainees applying for tuition fee-based teacher training courses in the academic year 2023 to 2024 in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

A bursary is a tax-free amount of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back. If eligible, your bursary will be paid in a minimum of 10 equal monthly instalments over the duration of your course

For 2023 to 2024, DfE are offering bursaries to those training to teach:

  • £27,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £25,000 in geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £20,000 in biology and design and technology
  • £15,000 in English

Receiving a bursary depends on:

  • highest relevant academic award
  • ITT subject

You must be eligible for student finance to receive a bursary (unless you’re training to teach physics or languages).

Read more at Get Into Teaching

School Direct (salaried) route

For trainees on a School Direct (salaried) training route, DfE gives grants to School Direct lead schools to contribute to a trainee’s salary and training costs.

For 2023 to 2024 the DfE are offering grants to School Direct lead schools for trainees of the following subjects:

Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics Physics, Geography, Languages, Biology, Design and Technology, and English.

School Direct (salaried) trainees are not eligible for bursaries or scholarships.