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Physics scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) Teacher Training Scholarship rewards exceptional candidates interested in training to teach physics. 

As an IOP scholar, you will receive £30,000 tax-free funding to support you during your training year, as well as a range of other benefits to help you succeed in your career. 

If you’re awarded a scholarship by the IOP, you'll be invited to events, giving you the opportunity to learn from the experts, exchange tips and tricks for the classroom and discover new ways to communicate the subject. Scholars will also receive free IOP membership. 

Eligibility

To apply for one of these prestigious scholarships, you’ll need:

  • a physics or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of at least 2:1. If you have a 2:2 degree your application will be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience or
  • a relevant PhD or Master’s degree or recognised equivalent

Find out more about your eligibility for a scholarship at the Institute of Physics website.

How to apply

Apply for a scholarship via the IOP website to see if you could get access to a valuable support network on your journey to becoming a teacher. 

If your online application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London. At the assessment day you will sit a written test, take part in a small group discussion and attend a panel interview.

If your application is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary – find out more about other physics funding options.

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Ipswich

24 January 2017 16:30

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

Ipswich

Train to Teach York

28 January 2017 10:00

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

York

Train to Teach Nottingham

02 February 2017 16:30

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

Nottingham

Train to Teach Birmingham

04 February 2017 09:30

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

Birmingham