Funding for training to teach art and design

If you’re successful in your application to teach art and design, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary. There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three. 

1. Tax-free bursaries

If you have a degree and want to train to teach art and design, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary of £9,000 with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master's or PhD.

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, 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 £11,672 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:

Find out more information on the extra financial support available

Earn a salary while you train

Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train