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Maths scholarships

If you’ve got a love of maths and a desire to teach you could receive £32,000 to teach maths - a £22,000 tax-free scholarship while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching. Other benefits of maths scholarships include membership offers, networking opportunities and professional development support.

Offered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Mathematical Association (MA), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), and the National STEM Learning Centre, the scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching.

As part of the scholarship, you’ll get access to superb professional resources and two years’ free membership of professional bodies. You’ll also join a community of like-minded and passionate maths enthusiasts, giving you the chance to be inspired, get support and share new ideas.


To qualify for a maths scholarship, you’ll need a 2:1 or higher in a subject with significant mathematical content. If you have a 2:2 degree, you are still encouraged to apply if you can also demonstrate relevant experience.

If you are looking to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course in maths before September 2018, you are also eligible to apply.

Prior to assessment, you should be able to showcase exceptional subject knowledge, dedication to teaching maths and the potential to become an inspirational and talented maths teacher.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria.

How to apply

You’ll need to apply directly through the IMA website. This will need to be completed in one go, as applications cannot be saved part way through.

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Train to Teach Newcastle

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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Preparing for your teacher training

25 June 2018 18:30

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.

Gaining school experience for primary teachers

27 June 2018 12:00

This online event will provide advice on gaining school experience for those interested in primary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on gaining and making the most of your primary school experience and it's relevance to your UCAS application.

Teaching a STEM subject and SKE

02 July 2018 18:30

Teaching is a great way of making your knowledge in a STEM subject count. We’ll help you with your routes into teaching and how subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) can help build up or refresh your subject knowledge before you commence your teacher training.