Scholarships and Financial Incentives

There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is awarding 200 scholarships worth £26,000 to individuals who are committed to inspiring future generations of physicists.  Scholarships are for those starting teacher training in England in September 2021.

Successful applicants will benefit from professional development opportunities including access to online continued professional development workshops and events, support from a network of fellow IOP scholars and physics teachers across the UK as well as free IOP membership for their teacher training year. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on 23 July 2021.

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You can contact IOP by emailing and by phoning 020 7470 4959

Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

Teaching mathematics in secondary schools is exciting and dynamic. You can make a real difference at every level – even while completing your initial teacher training.

If you’ve got a love of mathematics, a desire to teach and the potential to be an inspirational teacher, then you can apply for a Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship.  You could receive a £26,000 tax-free scholarship to support you while you train.

Applications are now closed for those commencing their Initial Teacher Training year in 2021/22.