Teaching Bursary in Scotland 2024 will be open for applications shortly.

2024 Eligibility Criteria and Terms and Conditions will be made available on this website in advance of opening, to allow potential applicants to check eligibility.

Please continue to check back for announcement of the opening date.


  • The Teaching Bursary Scheme is open to individuals wishing to undertake a one-year PGDE ITE course in Scotland that leads to the award of registered teacher status in Scotland's hardest-to-fill teaching subjects.


This year's eligbile teaching subjects are...
...at Secondary School Level:

  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technological Education
  • Modern Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish)

...and these Gaelic teaching subjects:

  • Gaelic as a Language/Subject at Secondary School Level
  • Gaelic Medium across all Secondary Subjects
  • Primary Education in Gaelic Medium

  • The level of bursary is £20,000 per student.
  • The bursary is an incentive to ease the financial transition for career changers to undertake initial teacher education and will be over and above any normal student support provided by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), as long as students meet the SAAS eligibility criteria.
  • Students eligible for the bursary can also apply separately to SAAS to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

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