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Bursaries, student finance & fees


The fee for Peninsula SCITT’s 1 year Initial Teacher Training programme for 2018/19 is £9,000.



There is a non-means tested tuition fee loan available to Home and EU/ EEA students through the Student Loans Company which can be claimed to cover some or all of the £9,000 fee. In addition to the tuition fee loan you may also be eligible for financial support through a combination of;

  • bursary or scholarship
  • maintenance loan
  • maintenance grant or special support grant

Further details of each strand of the student finance package follow, as well as links to other sites for more information.



Tuition Fee Loan

UK or EU/EEA full time students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,000 through Student Finance England for this course.

The tuition fee loan is not means tested.

The loan is paid directly to your Teacher Training provider (e.g. Peninsula SCITT) to meet the fees.

You repay the loan once in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.

Repayments are taken directly from your monthly pay by HMRC and are set as a percentage of your pay above a certain level of pay.

You can choose to pay off a chunk or all of the loan at any point without incurring any financial penalties.


Bursaries and Scholarships

Below is a table detailing the bursaries that will be awarded for each subject for 2018/19, dependant on degree classification.

You do not need to apply for a bursary – this will be co-ordinated by your ITT provider as long as you are enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria.

Please note that to receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the oversees degree equivalency table for information about the bursary your degree may attract.

Trainee's Degree classification1st/ PhD2:1/ Masters2:2ScholarshipEarly-career payments
Design & Technology£12,000£9,000£0-n/a
This table summarises the bursaries and/ or scholarships available for Teacher Training in each subject for 2018/19.
This information has been taken from the DfE Get into Teaching website.


Trainee teachers in Chemistry, Geography, Languages, Maths or Physics with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for scholarships of up to £28,000 (depending on subject) with the appropriate professional body (this would replace the bursary). Please follow the appropriate link below for subject specific information about the scholarships available.

For more information about ITT Scholarships available for each subject including eligibility criteria and instructions for applying please visit the Get into Teaching website.


Maintenance Loan

If you’re an EU/EEA national you can also apply for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and living costs, from Student Finance England.

This loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term and has to be repaid along with the tuition fee loan.


Maintenance Grant

Full-time UK students are also eligible to apply for a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance England. The grant is means tested and you will have to supply details about your household income as a part of the application process.

The grant is paid into your bank account at the start of term and does not have to be paid back, but any funds you get as a grant will reduce the amount of maintenance loan you receive.


Special Support Grant

As a full-time, UK student you may get a Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant if you get or qualify for;

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • the housing element of Universal Credit

The amount you get is the same as the Maintenance Grant but it won’t reduce the Maintenance Loan that you receive.


Additional Support

You may qualify for extra support such as a; Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants’ Grant or Disabled Students Allowance.

Information about all of these aspects of student finance can be found on the GOV.UK website and you will be able to check what you qualify for using the Student Finance Calculator.


Applying for Student Finance

It is recommended that you apply for student finance as soon as possible to ensure that financial support is in place for the start of the training programme.  The quickest way to process your application for student finance is to apply online through the GOV.UK website. Remember when making your application to select the correct programme of study. If training with us your provider is Peninsula Teacher Training Cornwall SCITT and the course codes are as follows;

SubjectUCAS Course CodeStudent Loans Company (SLC) Course Code
Art & Design2M2H703188
Design & Technology2M2L671760
Modern Languages2M2T671774
Science with Biology2M2J671757
Science with Chemistry2M2K671759
Science with Physics2M2W671786


Useful Links

DfE Get into Teaching: Bursaries and Funding

GOV.UK: Student Finance

GOV.UK: Student Finance – How to Apply

GOV.UK: Student Finance Calculator

GOV.UK: Apply online for Student Finance

Student Loans Company

The Student Room (information about student loans from the Student Loans Company)