Bursaries and scholarships
Find out if you are eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries.
Department for Education (DfE) bursaries
The DfE can support you in funding your PGCE studies if you meet certain criteria. They are designed to contribute towards living costs and are paid in instalments throughout your course.
However, funding opportunities vary by course.
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- PGCE Primary Merit Award - We will be awarding three £2,000 bursaries to students based on their academic achievements. All applicants holding an offer by August 2019 will be automatically considered.
- PGCE Secondary Business Education, and PGCE Secondary Economics and Business Education - All trainees will receive an £800 bursary after completing registration in 2019.
The PGCE bursaries do not apply to the School Direct application routes.
Faculty of Humanities Alumni Award
The Alumni Scholarship offers eligible applicants a £1,000 cash bursary.
It is a means of supporting our outstanding graduates who wish to progress to a PGCE having completed their undergraduate degree with us. It is available to applicants to a PGCE course who:
- are University of Manchester graduates;
- are international, EU or home students
- are applying within three years of receiving their degree;
- have received a First Class honours degree.
You do not need to apply for this scholarship separately. You will be automatically considered on the basis of your application for the course. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be awarded the bursary automatically.
The Manchester Bursary
PGCE students are considered for the University's Manchester Bursary on a means-tested basis. We take into account the level of financial support available from government sources as well as the household income of the student.
As a consequence, those students eligible to receive a DfE training bursary will not be considered for the Manchester Bursary.
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Our Primary PGCE will prepare you to teach ages 5 to 11 and incorporates Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Our PGCE Secondary course is one of the leading teacher training programmes in the UK.