Geography scholarships

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG are awarding 80 scholarships to the most gifted candidates training to teach geography. 

As a geography scholar, you'll receive £27,500 tax-free to support your training year. This also includes 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 2017. 

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

To apply for a geography scholarship you will need to complete an online application through The Royal Geographical Society with IBG website.

If your online application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London. At the assessment day you will undertake a written activity and attend a panel interview.

If your application is unsuccessful, you may still be eligible for a bursary

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

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


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 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.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.