Scholarships & funding opportunities
Scotland's STEM Bursary for Initial Teacher Education
The STEM Bursary scheme is open to individuals wishing to undertake a one-year secondary PGDE course leading to the award of registered teacher status in the hardest-to-fill STEM subjects.
A bursary of £20,000 per student is available to those starting the PGDE in Secondary Education for Mathematics, Computing Science, Technological Education, Physics with Science, Chemistry with Science or Home Economics in August 2022.
The bursary is an incentive to ease the financial transition for career changers to undertake initial teacher education and will be over and above any normal student support provided by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), as long as students meet the SAAS eligibility criteria. Students eligible for the bursary can also apply separately to SAAS to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.
The closing date for applications to the 2022/23 STEM Bursary scheme has yet to be announced but applicants are advised to submit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For the 2022/23 academic year, there are 150 bursaries available in Scotland, and applications are considered in the order that they are submitted.
- Number of scholarships 150
- Value £20,000 per student
- Opens 28 March 2022
- Duration One year