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 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.

Lancaster

Application workshop Leicester

24 May 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.

Leicester

Application workshop London

24 May 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.

London

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.