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PGCE Funding/Bursary

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by Nikki786, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Nikki786

    Nikki786 New commenter

    Hey people,
    I am a little confused in regards to the PGCE funding/ Bursary. I heard from a friend that all applicants who apply for masters or a PGCE are eligable to this funding apparantly which is different to the usual Student Finance. Is this true ? If so then how do I apply for it ? Also is the same type of funding/Bursary which is based on what you got for ur degree? Or is that something else?
    Hope someone is able to help me out.
  2. sparkleshine

    sparkleshine New commenter

    The bursary you're talking about is the Teaching Agency bursary for teacher training. What you get (if anything) is dependent on the class of degree you hold and what your PGCE subject will be. All the different funding levels are here - anything from £5000 all the way up to £20,000 http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/training-in-england/postgraduate-funding.aspx

    You don't apply for it, it's just administered and paid by your university while you're on the course (often in monthly instalments). For full-time postgraduate initial teacher training you're also eligible for full student finance subject to their standard eligibility criteria, i.e. tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and any supplementary grants if applicable. Hope that helps!
  3. Nikki786

    Nikki786 New commenter

    Thank you so much :)

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