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Department for Education Teacher Training Bursaries in UK, 2017

Department for Education (DfE) is offering Teacher Training Bursaries to study in UK. These bursaries are available in a range of subjects to encourage the best graduates to join the profession.

The Department for Education (DfE) is a department of Her Majesty’s Government responsible for child protection, education (compulsory, further and higher education), apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The DfE is also responsible for women and equalities policy.

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The aim of the department is to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Bursaries are awarded for pursuing teacher training programme at UK universities.

Study Subject: Bursaries are available in a range of subjects to encourage the best graduates to join the profession.

Award: Depending on the subject applicant want to teach, they could receive up to £30,000 tax-free while they train or could earn a salary while they train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

The award can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Before applicants apply for teacher training, they need to make sure they are eligible. Although different training providers may have specific recruitment criteria, there are some basic eligibility requirements they shall need to meet to become a teacher in England.

GCSE requirements

  • The basic requirements for GCSE grades if applicants want to train to teach are:
    (a) A GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in maths and English to teach at secondary level
    (b) A GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in maths, English and science to teach at primary level
  • If applicants have overseas equivalent qualifications, they should contact their preferred training provider to check on eligibility, as they make the final judgement on equivalency.
  • If applicants don’t meet these criteria, they should contact the school or university they like to apply to. University makes the final decision on equivalent qualifications, and they may offer applicants the opportunity to sit a GCSE equivalency test.
  • If this choice is not available, you could consider a part-time GCSE or Open Access course at your local further education college. You’ll need to cover the cost of any such course yourself.

Degree requirements

  • Applicants need a degree to gain qualified teacher status (QTS).
  • On postgraduate courses, the class of degree may help to determine the level of funding they could receive during training – find out about funding for teacher training.
  • If applicants do not have a degree, they can train on a university-led undergraduate course and graduate with QTS.

Nationality: Citizens of Europe can apply for these bursaries.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants need a degree to gain qualified teacher status (QTS).

Test Requirement: Applicants have to sit for GCSE equivalency test.

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

UK scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants should apply through UCAS Teacher Training who is responsible for managing the application process for schools and universities.

Application Form

Application Deadline: For courses starting in 2016, the closing date for Apply 2 is 30 September 2016.

Scholarship Link