School Direct Funding

Scholarships Programme ITT 2021/22

Scholarship bursaries of £26,000 are now available to support chemistry, computing, maths, and physics trainees through their teacher training year. Along with tax free funding, successful applicants will also receive a support programme from their appropriate professional body.

For further scholarship details, including application processes and eligibility visit:

For more information on postgraduate bursaries and scholarships visit:

When is a trainee fundable by NCTL?

Where they are able to access student support i.e. assessed as ‘home or EU status’ for the purpose of assessing tuition fee status or are home or overseas/international School Direct Salaried trainees on an allocated place and employed in a state maintained school in a priority subject. All trainees that are able to access student support will be assessed as fundable by NCTL whether they draw down the support or not.

When are they not fundable by NCTL?

Where they are assessed as ‘overseas or international’ for the purpose of assessing tuition fees status, or are School Direct Salaried Trainees (home or overseas) on a non-allocated place or undertaking a lower priority, (non NCTL funded) subject and/or employed at a Private School.

Institute of Physics (IOP) Teacher Training Scholarship

The IOP is awarding 200 scholarships worth £26,000 of tax-free funding to talented individuals who are passionate about physics and have the potential to become inspirational teachers.

The first deadline is 7 January 2021, with further monthly deadlines announced through to July 2021.

Key benefits of the scholarship are:

  • £26,000 worth of tax-free funding
  • Online CPD events and physics teaching workshops designed to help scholars develop their physics teaching skills, where they can network virtually with peers
  • Free IOP membership for their training year

Full details can be found on our website  and you can also download a copy of the brochure here

We'd be grateful if you could share details of the scholarship and brochure to applicants and those within your network who may be interested.  

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Applicants who do not hold a UK or EU passport might not be eligible for funding. International students not holding an EU or UK passport are only eligible for Salaried School Direct places. Applicants must hold the relevant work visa.


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