Tuition fees for all programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are £8100.
For QTS with PGCert the tuition fee will be £9250.
You could get £26,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship
Financial support for trainee teachers is very positive. You could get £26,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship. There is also the teachers’ student loan reimbursement scheme which you may be entitled to depending upon your subject specialism and local authority in which you decide to go on to teach in.
STAR TEACHERS PROGRAMME
Financial incentives are available for postgraduate non-salaried teacher trainees studying high priority subjects.
Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject you choose to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. Financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach the subjects in the table below.
You don’t need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on our non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically from Star Institute. You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course.
For further information on bursaries and scholarships visit the Get into Teaching website.
Student Finance England: Tuition Fee Loan
If you are on our non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, you’ll have to pay tuition fees.
Home and EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.
Student Finance England: Maintenance Loan for Living Costs
Home students in England may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back. This is available through Student Finance England.
Early-career payments: chemistry, languages, mathematics and physics
Chemistry, languages, mathematics and physics trainees will receive 3 additional early-career payments of £2,000 each (or £3,000 each if teaching in specified areas of England) in their second, third and fourth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated.