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 £12,667 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.

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.

Search for a course

Get free one-to-one support

An adviser can answer all your questions around funding your training, from how student finance works to available scholarships and bursaries.

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