Get personalised help and support to start your career in teaching

REGISTER
5 reasons to register

Chemistry scholarships

If you’re passionate about chemistry and inspiring the next generation, you could be eligible for a generous tax-free scholarship. If you’re awarded a scholarship by the Royal Society of Chemistry, you’re guaranteed £27,500 to support you throughout your teacher training year. You’ll also get free classroom materials, support from an expert chemistry mentor, free online CPD courses and more.

In addition, you’ll also enjoy free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for two years – giving you access to a bimonthly Education in Chemistry magazine and a far-reaching community of chemistry teachers and trainee teachers with whom you can share ideas.

Eligibility

Before applying, you need to establish that you’re eligible for an RSC scholarship. You must:

  • have a minimum of a 2:2, or be predicted to achieve a 2:2 and be set to graduate by August 2017
  • have a degree that is at least half chemistry (or be looking to complete a chemistry subject knowledge enhancement course as part of your teacher training)

For the full list of eligibility requirements, visit the RSC website.

How to apply

To apply you’ll need to complete an online application through the RSC website.

This includes writing a personal statement and completing a multiple choice chemistry knowledge test. If your online application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London. This will involve an interview, a group task and a chemistry knowledge test.

If you successfully secure a scholarship, you will be informed by the RSC directly. If your application is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary – visit the chemistry funding page to find out more.

Upcoming events

View all events

Train to Teach Belfast

21 January 2017 10:00

This event in Belfast will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach

Belfast

Train to Teach Ipswich

24 January 2017 16:30

This event in Ipswich will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Ipswich

Train to Teach York

28 January 2017 10:00

This event in York will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

York

Train to Teach Nottingham

02 February 2017 16:30

This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Nottingham