If you are studying on a teaching or health and social work programme, you may be eligible for a bursary.
Qualifying for a teaching bursary from the Department for Education (DfE) is straightforward. There is no formal application, the University will award the bursary if you meet the criteria.
You must hold a PhD, Master’s, first, 2:1 or 2:2 degree qualification to be eligible for the PGCE bursary. If you are studying for the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS, you will only qualify for a teaching bursary if you have successfully passed Maths A level at grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ or equivalent, and we have had sight of your certificate.
Students in receipt of a Scholarship must provide confirmation to the Academic Registry, Student Administration or by email to TeachingBursary@edgehill.ac.uk.
Undergraduate bursaries are only available to students in their final year of BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics with QTS.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) bursaries are only payable upon confirmation of funding from the DfE, this may take some time.
Further Education ITE students who are in receipt of a bursary will be notified directly by the University.
During enrolment students will be asked to confirm nominated bank account details and National Insurance number and agree to the terms and conditions defined by the DfE. Notification will be issued confirming bursary entitlement and scheduled payment dates.
Payments will only be made once you have met all of the conditions of entry and are fully registered on programme.
Students may only receive one initial teacher training bursary within the academic year. Should you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one bursary, Department for Education guidelines state that only the higher award may be received.
You can find more details on eligibility as follows:
PGCE Get Into Teaching
Undergraduate Get Into Teaching
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Get Into Teaching
FE ITE Get Into Teaching
DfE bursaries are paid in addition to any Student Finance maintenance loan awarded. Should you have any questions, please contact the University’s Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team for more information.
Health and Social Work bursaries
To be eligible for an NHS social work bursary, you need to meet the specific criteria outlined on the social work bursaries page of the NHSBSA website. This bursary is non-repayable and contributes to your living expenses during your period of study.
The University is awarded a limited number of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate study and is required to nominate students in advance of the academic year following set criteria. Not all students may receive a bursary.
Support is available through the NHS Learning Support Fund for health programmes leading to specific awards. You can find more details on all financial support available on the student services pages of the NHSBSA website or our Money Matters pages or If you have any queries or need more information please contact the Edge Hill NHS bursaries team .