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Scholarships available for teacher training

What scholarships are available for teacher training?

18/02/2019

Did you know that there are generous scholarships available in certain subjects for teacher training? If you have a 2:1 degree or above (or in some cases, a 2:2), you can apply for scholarships in the following subjects:

Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry awards 130 scholarships to teacher training candidates every year.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 in Chemistry or a related subject

What do I receive if I’m successful?

  • A £28,000 tax-free scholarship
  • Classroom resources including books, posters and a lab coat
  • Mentoring from an expert chemistry teacher
  • Chemistry-specific training meetings with other scholars
  • Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years

You can find out more and apply on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.

Computing

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, offers a scholarship for anyone planning to train to teach Computer Science or Computing in a secondary school.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 in Computer Science or a related subject, such as Maths, Engineering or Technology

What do I receive if I’m successful?

  • A £28,000 tax-free scholarship
  • Access to classroom resources
  • CPD webinars and workshops
  • BCS Associate membership

Find out more and apply on the BCS website.

Geography

Geography teacher training scholarships are awarded by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The deadline for applications this year is 30th June 2019.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 Geography or related degree (2:2 under exceptional circumstances)

What do I receive if I’m successful?

  • A £28,000 tax-free scholarship
  • Access to teaching resources
  • Postgraduate Fellowship of the Society and membership of the Geographical Association
  • Free training on key subjects

You can read more and apply on the Royal Geographical Society’s website.

Languages

The British Council offers scholarships to those training to teach French, German or Spanish. The next deadline for applications is 3rd March 2019.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 in a French, German or Spanish degree (or a 2:2 degree in exceptional circumstances), or a 2:1 in a degree subject demonstrating significant language skills

What do I receive if I’m successful?

· A £28,000 tax-free scholarship

Find out more on the British Council’s website.

Maths

Maths scholarships are delivered by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Applications for this year close on 1st July 2019.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 degree in a subject with strong mathematical content, or a non-mathematical degree with extensive mathematical experience

What do I receive if I’m successful?

  • A tax-free scholarship of at least £32,000 - £22,000 in your training year, followed by two payments of at least £5,000 in your third and fifth year of teaching (provided you teach in a state school after your training year)
  • Membership to 6 national professional bodies
  • Teaching resources
  • CPD events

Find out more and apply on the Mathematics Teaching Training Scholarships website.

Physics

The Institute of Physics awards this scholarship, and the deadline for applications is 4th March 2019.

What do I need to apply?

· At least a 2:1 Physics degree (or a related degree such as Engineering or Maths)

What do I receive if I’m successful?

  • A £28,000 tax-free scholarship
  • Membership to the Institute of Physics
  • Networking events and educational trips
  • Opportunities to contribute to Physics education policy

Read more and apply on the Institute of Physics website.

 

If your subject isn’t listed above, don’t panic! There are still bursaries available for many subjects; you can view the whole list here.

To be awarded one of the above scholarships, you will need to secure a place on a non-salaried initial teacher training programme for 2019. 

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