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PGCE Funding 2020

PGCE Funding 2020

Award Summary
Home and EU students studying for a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) may be eligible for a tax-free bursary from the government, worth up to £26,000. These are paid in ten monthly instalments, directly into your UK bank account, starting in October each academic year.

Eligibility Summary
As a PGCE student, your eligibility for financial support and the amount you will receive depends on the subject you plan to teach - as well as your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification.
EU students who have come to the UK purely to attend a teacher-training course will be eligible to  apply for a tuition Fee Loan only
For more information and to check how much bursary you may be eligible for please visit the Get Into Teaching website.

How do I apply?
September 2021 trainees; updated PGCE bursary application form and guidance notes will be available here from July 2021.

September 2020 trainees; please submit completed PGCE Bursary application form either at Docklands/Stratford Student Hub or post to Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART), University of East London, Docklands campus, 4-6 University Way, London, E16 2RD. Alternatively you can scan completed bursary forms and email it to

Please refer to the PGCE Guidance Notes for information on eligibility, payment details and implications of leaving your programme with regards to the PGCE bursary.

Refer to the application form to provide bank details to receive bursary payments, where eligible. If for any reason you decide to defer or withdraw from your PGCE programme email and promptly to prevent any overpayments which will be reclaimed.

Further Information
For further information and advice on PGCE bursaries you can email or phone 020 8223 4444 and ask to speak with SMART (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)