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Geography scholarships

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are awarding scholarships to the most gifted candidates training to teach geography. 


As a geography scholar, you will receive £28,000 tax-free to support your training year – that’s £2,000 more than a bursary. You will also receive a range of other professional benefits to help you succeed in your training and teaching career.

If you are awarded a geography scholarship, you’ll:

  • become a Fellow of the Society during your training year
  • be offered professional training and subject knowledge updates 
  • take part in a residential fieldwork course
  • become part of the wider geographical community


To apply for these prestigious scholarships, you’ll need to have secured a training place on an eligible teacher training course in England for September 2018. 

Additionally, you must have a geography or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of at least 2:1 or a recognised equivalent (a 2:2 may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant geography-related professional experience). Alternatively, you could be awarded a scholarship if you have a relevant PhD or Master’s degree. 

How to apply

Applications open on Wednesday 26 October.To apply for a geography scholarship you will need to complete an online application. For further information, please visit the Royal Geographical Society with IBG website.


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30 June 2018 10:00

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

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25 June 2018 18:30

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27 June 2018 12:00

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02 July 2018 18:30

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