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Trainee Teachers

Information for students regarding Teaching Training Bursaries for academic year 2014/15.

Home students wishing to enter Initial Teacher Training in the academic year 2014/15 may be eligible for a Training Bursary.

To be eligible, students must first meet the conditions for entry onto the programme and be offered a place. If accepted onto a programme, the university then makes the application for a bursary on behalf of the student.

The amount of bursary that a student receives is based on their prior qualifications, the subject and the level they wish to teach at. The table below outlines the level of bursary against these factors:

Financial incentives for those who train in 2014/15

Training bursary 2014/151

ITT subject/phase

Physics, maths

Computing

Chemistry

Languages

Other priority secondary4and primary

Primary maths specialists5

Scholarship2

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

-

-

-

Trainee with first

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

£9,000

£11,000

2:1

£20,000

£20,000

£15,000

£15,000

£4,000

£11,000

2:2

£15,000

£15,000

£12,000

£12,000

£0

£6,000

Other3

£9,000

£0

£0

£0

£0

£0

Please note: the figures above are only for the academic year 2014/15, the size of award and criteria for priority subject is likely to change each year. For a complete list of ‘priority subjects’ see: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/postgraduate-funding

For academic entry in 2014/15, every Home / EU student applying for Initial Teacher Training is eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from student finance England (whether they receive a bursary or not).

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan or non-repayable grant. More information on the student loan for maintenance, grants and funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants


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