Fees and funding

Students asking for advise at the MyPort Hub

How much are tuition fees?

The amount your teaching training will cost varies, depending on what course you're studying, the subject you're focusing on, and where you're applying from. For UK and EU students it can be up to £9,250 per year for a full-time programme.

The good news is that there are plenty of bursaries, loans and funding options open to you when you it comes to paying for your studies.

Tuition fee and maintenance loans

If you’re studying any of our PGCE courses – and you’re not eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship – you're eligible for undergraduate student loan to help cover your fees and living costs.

You won’t have to pay the cost of your tuition in advance (although you can, if you'd like to) and you'll only repay the loan when you're in employment and earning more than £25,000 a year.

If you're a full-time student, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan towards your living costs – visit the Student Finance England website for more guidance.

Your personal circumstances can also affect your eligibility for further funding, and the UK government's student finance calculator can help you work out if you can claim for Parents' Learning Allowances, Childcare Grants, Child Tax Credits and many other additional sources of funding.

Scholarships and bursaries

Secondary PGCE bursaries

PGCE trainees may be eligible for considerable financial support. If you’re training to teach at a secondary school, you may be able to get a bursary of up to £28,000 from the Department of Education on the following courses:

  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Science