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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, 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
  • £11,354 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:

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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Once you start teaching, you may be eligible for the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme - find out more.

 

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