What financial help can you get?

Tuition fees

The tuition fees providers in Scotland charge will vary depending on your nationality and the country where you normally live. Tuition fees for eligible students from Scotland are paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Funding for the PGDE is treated in the same way as full-time undergraduate programmes.

How to get funding for teaching courses in Scotland

The student loan (repayable) is means tested. There are different levels of support available if you are applying as a dependent or independent student, and you don’t need to have a confirmed offer of a place at a training provider to start the process. If you’re eligible, SAAS will pay your tuition fees straight to your chosen training provider.

Apply to Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

Bursary and loan for teaching course in Scotland

You could be eligible for a bursary and/or loan to cover your living costs. Bursaries (non-repayable) are means tested, using either your own household, or your parents’ income income if you are still living at home, and are available to Scottish students studying anywhere in the UK.

At present, there are bursaries available for those who have been employed for at least three of the last five years and have a degree in either maths, computing, technical education, physics, or chemistry. Find out more about bursaries.