Tuition fee and maintenance loans

Funding is available to help you train to teach. You can apply for a:

  • tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover your teacher training, so you do not need to pay course fees upfront
  • maintenance loan of up to £13,022 to help with living costs

You can still apply for a tuition fee and a maintenance loan if you already have a student loan, and regardless of whether you get a teaching bursary or scholarship.

You will only have to make loan repayments once you’re earning.

Use the student finance calculator on GOV.UK to find out how much funding you can get.

If you come from outside England

You’ll need to contact your country’s student finance body to find out about your eligibility for funding if you live in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.

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Or, you’ll need to contact the education authority if you live in Jersey, Guernsey, or the Isle of Man.

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Non-UK citizens

If you’re not a UK citizen, you are unlikely to get help funding your training unless you have permission to live permanently in the UK(opens in new window), for example under the EU Settlement Scheme, or are training to teach languages or physics. You will also need to meet some other eligibility requirements.

Find out about funding for non-UK citizens.

Check your eligibility for a scholarship or bursary

You may also be eligible for a scholarship or bursary, depending on the subject you’re training to teach.

You do not have to pay a scholarship or bursary back. You can receive this as well as any tuition fee and maintenance loans.

Find out if you’re eligible for a scholarship or bursary.

Find your teacher training course

Take a look at the different teacher training courses available.

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Get free one-to-one support

An adviser with years of teaching experience can answer all your questions around funding your training. Chat through phone, text or email, as little or as often as you need.

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