Bursaries

If you are studying on a teaching or health and social work programme, you may be eligible for a bursary.

Teaching Bursaries

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.

For academic year 2022/23 trainees are only eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they’re entitled to support under the student finance criteria. Applicants may be eligible for a PGCE bursary if they hold a PhD, Master’s, first, 2:1 or 2:2 degree qualification.

Students in receipt of a Math’s or Computing Scholarship must provide confirmation from the  Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships provider or BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Confirmation should be sent to Academic Registry, Student Administration or by email to [email protected].

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.

During enrolment notification will be issued by email to confirm bursary entitlement and scheduled payment dates.  Qualifying students will be asked to confirm nominated bank account details and their National Insurance number and agree to Terms and Conditions defined by the DfE.

Payment 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

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.

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