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Tuition Fees 

Home: £9,250 

Overseas: £34,848 (2024-25 figure)   

Living Costs

We would suggest that you budget for approximately £1300-£1400 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 £600 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 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.

Islands students should apply for funding support from the relevant government department. You may be asked to complete a financial guarantee before starting the PGCE.

Overseas students 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 ablgure to follow shorte to pay your fees in full and support yourself for the duration of the course.

Training Bursary & Scholarships

Home trainees on certain Secondary PGCE courses are eligible to receive a government bursary.

Further details of both bursaries and scholarships are available of the DfE 'Get into Teaching' website

Trainees undertaking a Secondary PGCE in Physics, Chemistry, Modern Languages or Mathematics 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.

Trainees do not need to apply for the bursary as this is arranged by the Faculty on their behalf. Please note, if you receive a bursary or scholarship you cannot use this to pay your tuition fees as tuition fees are due at the start of the academic year whereas training bursaries are paid in instalments throughout the year. Students in this situation should take out a SFE tuition fee loan in the first instance, and then if desired, repay the loan early as they receive their training bursary instalments.

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