Funding for training to teach maths
If you’re successful in your application to train to teach maths, you could benefit from a tax-free bursary or a prestigious scholarship. There are three types of funding available if you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three. Alternatively, you could choose to earn a salary while you train.
1. Tax-free bursaries or scholarships
With a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD, you could get a £24,000 tax-free bursary while you train as a teacher.
As an alternative to a bursary, if you have at least a 2:1, you could be awarded a scholarship from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience.
If your application for a scholarship is successful, you'll be guaranteed £26,000 tax-free during your teacher training year.
If your scholarship application is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary. Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary or scholarship, you can find out how and when you will receive your tax-free funding.
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you can also access a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan for your living costs. The available loans are:
- a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover your fees
- a Maintenance Loan of up to £12,010 to support your 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 £174.22 a week (1 child) or up to £298.69 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,766 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £3,094 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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