Funding F

For more information on PGCE funding visit the NCTL website.

Funding for PGCE Students

Loans and Grants

PGCE students can apply for loans and grants in the same way as an undergraduate student. For more information on how to apply please visit our Applying for Financial Support page.

PGCE Exeter Bursary

The University of Exeter is offering a £520 bursary to all UK students studying for a PGCE with us in 2017/18, whose household income is £25,000 or less. There is no separate application procedure for the bursary but in order to receive payment, you must register for your course and provide details of your nominated bank account. You can do this during the registration process or after you have registered through the University’s on-line Student Records System. We automatically assess your entitlement for the award based on information about your household income provided by the relevant Student Funding body. However, we can only do this if you consent to share your financial details when you complete your 'Application for Student Finance'.


Students who have not applied for financial support, or who have applied but chosen not to be means tested, are unable to be considered for this bursary until they do.

The PGCE Exeter Bursary for 2017/18 will be paid in one instalment on Friday 27 October 2017, or thereafter within 10 working days of confirmation of your household income. Notification of eligibility for the bursary will be given after registration is completed.

 

National College for Teaching & Leadership Bursary (NCTL) 2016/17

In addition to the tuition and maintenance support described above, the National College for Teaching & Leadership (formally known as the Training Agency) offers further financial incentives and support to offset the costs of PGCE training for some subjects. In 2017/18 bursaries are available for Home and EU trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class.

For further details on the NCTL scheme, please visit the PGCE course pages.

 

How to apply for the NCTL Bursary

There is no formal application procedure for the bursary but in order to receive payment, you must register for your course and provide details of your nominated bank account. You can do this during the registration process or after you have registered through the University’s on-line Student Records System.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to accept the University's terms and conditions which will include the terms and conditions for receipt of the NCTL Training Bursary.

You will receive your first bursary payment in October, on the condition you have provided your bank account details and have registered. Payments are normally made in 10 instalments as follows.

 

Payment date

£3,000

£10,000

£12,000

£15,000

£20,000

£25,000

£27,500

£30,000

6th Oct 2017

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

3rd Nov 2017

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

1st Dec 2017

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

5th Jan 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

2nd Feb

2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£2,700

£4,000

£4,500

£4,750

£5,000

2nd Mar 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

6th Apr 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

 £2,000

£2,250

£2,500

4th May 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

1st June 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£1,200

£1,500

£2,000

£2,250

£2,500

6th July 2018

£300

£1,000

£1,200 

£2,700

£4,000

£4,500

£4,750

£5,000

If you are considering withdrawing or interrupting from your course, you must inform your College immediately as you will no longer be eligible to receive the bursary. Any bursary payment received after your last day of attendance will require repayment.

International Students are not eligible for the training bursary.

Payments made before eligibility has been properly assessed are made on a provisional basis and may be subject to repayment.

 

In order for us to process payments, students must supply the University of Exeter with their correct bank details. You can add bank details during registration or at any time after you have registered via the finance tab of your online Student Records System account.

Important - If we do not have your bank details then payments cannot be made. If we have the incorrect bank details then payments may be paid to an incorrect account. Should this happen then the funds will need to be reclaimed from the bank before any further payments can be paid to your correct account. The timescale of this repayment then rests with the bank. We advise all students to check their bank details are present and accurate by visiting their student record.

Terms and Conditions

For further information on our bursary schemes, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section in the Student Information Desk (SID) or see our Terms and Conditions.