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What are the best teaching bursaries?

I’m looking for teaching bursaries available next year. Tuition funding was not easy for these previous years. Now, I want to look for some support in my teaching training. How to apply for a bursary? Are they given based on my financial status or something entirely else? I’ve only studied the question of student loans and know that they can largely vary in their purpose and scale? Can you say the same about school bursary for graduate teachers?

Thank you for your help in advance. I’ll appreciate all information you can give me.

Dana Keller

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Victoria Fowler on February 14, 2018

Of course, there are many variants of supporting your teacher training. I’m sure that most are annual offers. Bursaries for teaching vary according to your specialty, degree, and sector. The postgraduate certification you want to get will cost you less than those four years of bachelor’s or master’s studying.

There are some free bursaries available for you. Depending on the degree you hold, they may vary in scale. Some teaching bursaries will cover only a part of the fees; others can provide you with “a free pass”. The highest fundings are usually given to maths, computing, languages, physics, and geography trainees. Other subjects are funded less. Yet again, this is not a universal rule and some differences are possible. In addition, the priorities change quite often. So, next year, the situation may be different. What is your specialty? Maybe, I can give you better advice if you give me more detailed information.

A teaching bursary is not the only option to continue your teaching training. You can also apply to a school directly. Of course, this experience differs from the training at a university, but you’ll be a part of the big school family from day one. There are two variants of this Direct School approach: with salaries and without them.

However, the postgraduate certificate in education is the most common route that thousands of future teachers around the world choose. It takes one year but gives you the necessary knowledge. To apply for bursaries in teaching, visit the university’s administration and ask what offers they have. Also, you can search their website—this kind of information is always posted there.

My final advice is to choose a few fields that you are interested in the most. If some of them are the most popular subjects that many people want to teach, think about your chances for funding thoroughly. Will you be able to get school bursaries with tough competition? In addition, pay attention to how well the subject is financed and how much the tuition costs.

There are many teaching funding options, don’t focus solely on these bursaries. Look for specific postgraduate grants. Pay attention to what is available there as well. Nobody is safe from failures and you may need this money in the future. Just look at the options, don’t abandon the dreams of the free training.

Brian Warnera year ago

What can I say? Everything about studying is expensive nowadays. Maybe, it‘s for the best, maybe—for worse. Who knows? The only thing I know for sure is that it considerably lacks in funding. There are thousands of clever people who have no opportunity to pay for their tuition, but the competition is too high.

I would really recommend you to consider that School Direct way and don’t waste any more time on studies. This way, your training will be more effective and you’ll get the first-hand experience right from the start. I think that all theoretical knowledge has to be sharpened in practice. Learning without using the skills will do nothing good for you. Start your career right now and don’t worry about money.


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