Funding for training to teach religious education (RE)

If you’re interested in training to teach RE, you could be eligible for a £9,000 tax-free training bursary. There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three. 

1. Tax-free bursaries 

As a trainee RE teacher, you could be eligible for a £9,000 bursary if you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.

Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary or scholarship, you can find out how and when you'll receive your tax-free funding.

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:

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.