Chemistry scholarships

If you are passionate about chemistry and inspiring the next generation, you could be eligible for a generous tax-free scholarship. If the Royal Society of Chemistry awards you a scholarship, you are guaranteed £28,000 - that is £2,000 more than a bursary, to support you throughout your teacher training year. You will also get free classroom materials, support from an expert chemistry mentor and free online and face to face continuing professional development (CPD) courses. 

In addition, you will 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.


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 
  • 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. Please note: you’ll be able to apply for a chemistry scholarship from 31 October 2018. In the meantime, register with us for support with your preparation for your scholarship and teacher training application.

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

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