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How you will be paid

You don’t need to apply for a bursary. If you’re enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically from your chosen teacher training provider when you begin your course. How you’re paid will depend on the amount of financial support you receive. 

Funding of £12,000 or less

If you are awarded a bursary of up to £12,000 and study full-time:

  • you will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

Funding of £15,000 or higher

If you are awarded a bursary of £15,000 or over, or a scholarship of £27,500 or £30,000, and study full-time:

  • you will receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July, but with additional payments in February and July, or in the final month of your course
  • you will need to be on the course on 1 January to receive the first additional payment in February, and will need to complete the course to receive the second additional payment at the end of your course
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

Details of the payments are as follows:

  • £15,000: £1,200 each month
  • £20,000: £1,500 each month
  • £25,000: £2,000 each month
  • £27,500: £2,250 each month
  • £30,000: £2,500 each month

For each award an additional amount will be paid in February and July to equate to the full award. 

These payments are not taxable, but might be included as part of your capital income if you receive state benefits. Contact your local benefits office to find out how this might affect your situation.

If you’re on a part-time course, you may be paid in larger instalments throughout its duration, but no more than 50% of the bursary will be paid in one go. For larger bursary awards, instalments will be subject to weighting based on attendance and completion of the course, as with the larger awards for full-time trainees.

 

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24 January 2017 16:30

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04 February 2017 09:30

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