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 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. If you’re awarded a bursary or scholarship, you’ll receive this in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July.
Details of the payments are as follows:
- £4,000: £400 each month
- £6,000: £600 each month
- £9,000: £900 each month
- £12,000: £1,200 each month
- £15,000: £1,500 each month
- £20,000: £2,000 each month
- £22,000: £2,200 each month
- £26,000: £2,600 each month
- £28,000: £2,800 each month
You’re advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your teacher training provider.
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 or accelerated 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.
Financial support for teacher training
08 April 2020 - 13:00
Find out about the range of financial incentives and support available to help fund your teacher training. Our panel will answer all of your questions about bursaries, scholarships and salaried School Direct courses. We'll also discuss the eligibility criteria for bursaries and scholarships, and how to apply for financial support.
Change career to teaching
04 May 2020 - 19:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain and experiences of the obstacles faced when changing career.
Secondary school teaching
11 May 2020 - 19:30
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different training options available and how to choose the right option for you.