Computing scholarships

If you have a passion for computing and are looking to teach, you could be awarded a £26,000 tax-free scholarship - that is £2,000 more than a bursary. Scholarships are awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to support you whilst you train to teach and also offer you a range of benefits to help you in your teaching career.

Benefits include, BCS membership, online continuous professional development training, networking and mentoring opportunities.


To be considered for a BCS scholarship you’ll need to have a minimum of a 2:2, or be likely to achieve a 2:2, preferably in computer science or maths.

If you don’t have a degree in either of these subjects, you’ll need to:

  • undertake a computing subject knowledge enhancement course, or
  • have a degree with an extensive amount of computing content – for example, a STEM degree
  • have a degree as well as significant professional experience as part of the computing industry 

You can find out more about eligibility on the BCS website.

How to apply

For more information, please see the BCS website. Remember to register with us for support with your preparation for your scholarship and teacher training application.

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