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Tuition Fees (2020-21)

Home/EU: £9,250; Islands/Overseas: £29,220

Living Costs (2020-21)

We would suggest that you budget for approximately £1200 per month to cover basic living costs and personal expenses. In arriving at this sum, we have considered the cost of rent/accommodation, food, domestic bills, books, travel around Cambridge, personal computer equipment etc. This figure is an estimate, and may vary depending on your lifestyle. You should also budget for up to £500 to cover travel expenses to placement schools over the duration of the course.

Student Finance 

Home students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan (£9250) and a maintenance loan for living costs.

If you are a mature student with dependents you may also be entitled to grant payments for your dependents.

EU students are eligible for a tuition fee loan.

Islands students should apply for funding support from the relevant government department. You will be asked to complete a financial guarantee before starting the PGCE, to show that you are able to pay your fees in full.

Overseas students (from non EU countries) are not usually eligible for tuition fee support. Your College will ask you to complete a financial guarantee before starting the PGCE, and you may be asked to provide evidence to show that you are able to pay your fees in full and support yourself for the duration of the course.

Training Bursary & Scholarships

UK, EU and Islands trainees on Secondary PGCE courses are eligible to receive a government bursary.

Trainees do not need to apply for the bursary as this is arranged by the Faculty on their behalf. 

Trainees undertaking a Secondary PGCE in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography or Modern Languages with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers, may be eligible for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies. Scholarships are paid instead of the bursary, not in addition to it.

Further details of both bursaries and scholarships are available of the DfE website

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