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Postgraduate routes such as the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) allow graduates to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS).

Eligibility
Your tuition fees and any other financial support you receive depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student.

For further information: www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/info_sheets/tuition_fees_ewni.php

All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.
Home students on a full-time undergraduate ITT course can apply for the same student loans and grants for tuition fees and maintenance as other students on their first higher education course.

Tuition fee loan
If you are on a postgraduate ITT course, you will have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees vary depending on the course and the higher education institution (HEI) or SCITT provider. You should contact the HEI or SCITT provider of the course or programme you are interested in directly.

Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on Directgov.

Home and EU students may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. You can apply for a student loan from your local authority.

Student loan for maintenance
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on Directgov.

Training bursary
Bursaries are available from 2012/13 for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class. The overall aim is to encourage the best people to enter the profession, with particular incentives for those with good degrees in shartage subjects. Beneficiaries would require least a 2.2 to qualify.

The table below summarises the standard training bursaries available in 2012/13:





ITT specialism
Physics, mathematics,
chemistry, modern languages

Other priority secondary specialisms and primary

General science and non-priority secondary specialisms
Training
bursary
2012/13

Trainee with first
£20,000
£9,000
£0
2:1
£15,000
£5,000
2:2
£12,000
£0

Other priority Secondary Specialisms and Primary
Art and design, design and technology, economics, engineering, English, , dance, drama, geography, history, information and communications technology (ICT), computer science, classics, music, biology, physical education, primary, and religious education mainstream post-graduate ITT courses attract £9,000 bursaries for trainees with a first and £5,000 for trainees with a 2:1.

Non-priority secondary specialism
General science, business studies, citizenship, applied science, health and social care, leisure and tourism, media studies, psychology, social sciences (except economics) ITT courses attract no bursary.

Shortage subjects
Physics trainees with a 2:1 or first are able to apply for an Institute of Physics scholarship. The scholarship is worth £20,000. Trainees who hold the scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard Department for Education (DfE) bursary. Physics trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue in 2012/13 to be eligible for the standard £20,000 bursary for those with a first, and £15,000 bursary for those with a 2:1.

Qualifications from overseas
The TDA commissioned a grade comparison exercise, carried out by UK NARIC, of all international awards that are considered comparable to British Bachelor (honours) degree standard. To help determine postgraduate bursary eligibility, trainees with a degree from outside the UK should consult their chosen training provider.

Student loan for maintenance
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on Directgov.

Maintenance grant
Home students in England may also be eligible for a non repayable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants and the funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found at Directgov.

For further information, visit the TDA website: http://www.tda.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/training-in-england/postgraduate-funding.aspx
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