Funding for training to teach biology
If you’re interested in training to teach biology, you could be eligible for a £26,000 tax-free training bursary – or receive a salary while you train. There are three types of funding available to teach biology if you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.
1. Tax-free bursaries
As a trainee biology teacher, you could be eligible for a £26,000 bursary if you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.
Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary, you can find out how and when you will receive your funding on our how you will be paid page.
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you can still access a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to help fund your training and cover tuition fees, which is up to:
- £9,250 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
- £11,672 Maintenance Loan to pay living costs
3. Additional financial support
If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:
- 85% of childcare costs up to £169.31 a week (1 child) or up to £290.27 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,716 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Child Tax Credits
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £3,007 per year Adult Dependants' Grant
Find out more information on the extra financial support available.
Earn a salary while you train
Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried), Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships or Teach First.
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