STEM Bursary for Career Changers

If you're thinking of changing career to go into teaching, you could be eligible for a £20,000 bursary to support you while you study. 

What is the STEM bursary? 

With teachers in STEM subjects in high demand, the Scottish Government is offering financial support to applicants who are taking time out of work to retrain as a STEM teacher. 

Are you eligible? 

You may be eligible for the £20,000 bursary if:

  • You have already received your offer to study a PGDE in Maths, Physics or Chemistry with us 
  • You have been in employment for three of the last five years
  • You have been out of full-time education since at least 30 September 2016 (with the exception of paid PhD courses)

You can find out more detailed information about the entry requirements here

How do I apply? 

Applications for students starting their course in 2019 close on 17 August. 

Visit this page to complete your application. You'll need to have the following ready: 

  • Your offer to study
  • Your education history 
  • Your residency for funding status and details of any other funding

What happens after I've applied? 

Your application will be reviewed and your offer to study with us confirmed. If you're successful, the money will be paid in equal monthly instalments throughout your course. 


Find out more at the STEM bursary Scotland website