Computing scholarships

If you’re an outstanding graduate with a passion for computing, you could be awarded a £27,500 scholarship from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, while you train to teach. Please note, applications for a computing scholarship close on 23 July for September 2017. 

You’ll also enjoy a number of additional benefits, including free BCS membership for a year, training workshops, and career mentoring opportunities in partnership with schools, universities and world-renowned employers.

Eligibility

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.

Please note applications for a computing scholarship close on 30 June for September 2017. If you would still like to apply for teacher training for this September, you could still be eligible for a £25,000 bursary. 

Further information for September 2018 will be released later in the autumn term, so please continue to check this page. 

 

How to apply

You’ll need to complete an online application form through the BCS website.

To support your application, you’ll need to provide two 300-word personal statements demonstrating any relevant industry and/or school experience you may have and why you’d make a great computing teacher. As part of the application, you’ll also complete a brief computer science test.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to the interview stage with a school. If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then interview with an industry partner.

If your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary – find out more on the funding for computing page

Upcoming events

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Application workshop Birmingham

14 September 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Birmingham

Application Workshop London

16 September 2017 09:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

London

Application Workshop Leeds

20 September 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Leeds

Preparing for your teacher training

26 July 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.