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Portsmouth and Solent Training Alliance

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees 

To help you train to teach, you can apply for a: 

  • tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover your teacher training, so you do not need to pay course fees upfront 
  • maintenance loan of up to £12,382 to help with living costs 

You can still apply for a tuition fee and a maintenance loan if you already have a student loan, and regardless of whether you get a bursary or scholarship. 

You will only have to make loan repayments once you’re earning. Your repayments will not increase if you already have a student loan and take an additional loan for teacher training. 


You may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship when training to teach. 

These are tax-free amounts of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back. 

You’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2 degree or a PhD or master’s degree to be eligible for a bursary, as well as meeting the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions. 

More information about Get Into Teaching can be found here

Bursaries are only available for the subjects listed below. These figures are based on 2020 information, 2021 information is published in October

You cannot receive both a bursary and a scholarship.  

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Chemistry £24,000 £26,000
Computing £24,000 £26,000
Maths £24,000 £26,000
Physics £24,000 £26,000
Classics £10,000 Not Applicable
Languages £10,000 Not Applicable
Biology £10,000 Not Applicable