Ted Wragg awards

The Ted Wragg Awards for Outstanding Trainees are in honour of Professor Ted Wragg, a nationally recognised advocate of the teaching profession and a man who inspired a great many of today’s best teachers and teaching practices. These awards have been developed to recognise, encourage and financially reward our best PGCE Students. Find out more.

Fees and finance

(Note for 2020/21 offer holders - the offer holder pages will be updated with information relating to 2020 entry in the coming months.  Please use the information provided for 2019 entry as a guide only.  Offer-holders will be notified when these pages have been updated.)

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for Home/EU students for the University of Exeter's PGCE programme in 2020/21 is £9,250.  The tuition fee for Channel Island/Isle of Man students is £9,250. The tuition fee for International students is £18,500.

UK (Home) students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan.  Please see Student Finance England for more information about Student Finance for Teacher Training Courses.

EU students who have come to the UK purely for the purposes of the Teacher Training Course (PGCE) will be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.  They will not be eligible for the Maintenance Loan.  Students should apply for the Tuition Fee Loan here.

If you have any questions on the maintenance loan/tuition fee loan application process please contact Student Finance England.

A resource you might find useful when considering the tuition fee system is Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website (this site is independent of the University of Exeter).

IMPORTANT - When applying through the Student Finance England Application Portal you will be asked to enter details about the course you are applying for.  Please make sure you start this search with ‘Primary’, ‘Secondary’ or ‘School Direct’ depending on your programme and then your pathway/subject to ensure you select a PGCE course rather than an undergraduate one in error.

In addition to the tuition support and student loans, the DfE offers further financial incentives and support to offset the costs of PGCE training for some subjects.

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. They are paid in 10 monthly payments directly into a trainee's bank account by the University from funds provided by the DfE.

Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession,  trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.

DfE financial support

For full details on options please visit the DfE Get into Teaching website.

Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Geography & Languages Scholarships

For details on the scholarships available for these secondary subjects, please see the relevant websites below:

The Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA) scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IoP) scholarships

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) scholarships

BCS, Academy of Computing

The Royal Geographical Society Scholarships

British Council Languages Scholarships

The University of Exeter is offering a £520 bursary to all UK students studying for a PGCE with us in 2020/21, whose household income is £25,000 or less. There is no separate application procedure for this bursary. Instead, the University of Exeter makes an assessment using the household income information provided by the student's funding body (e.g. Student Finance England). Students must make sure that they and their sponsor(s) have given consent for details of their application to be shared with the University of Exeter. This consent to share is requested during the application for financial support, but can be given at any time throughout the year by contacting their student funding body. 

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 University of Exeter is committed to supporting care leavers to realise their full potential through higher education study. As part of our commitments we will provide financial support for care leavers who are under the age of 25 when they begin studying with us, and who were in local authority care in the UK for a minimum period of three months spanning their 16th birthday (as per the Care Leavers' Act). This support includes a full fee waiver and financial support for accommodation outside university term dates.

If you meet the criteria for extra support as outlined above and would like further information about how to access the fee waiver and additional support please do not hesitate to contact us.

The University also has a Hardship & Retention Fund to assist UK students in exceptional financial difficulty such that continued attendance on their course may be at risk. Students eligible for other bursaries, grants or scholarships must apply to those schemes in the first instance. In assessing hardship, all available sources of funding, including training bursaries and student loans, must have been utilised by the student. All awards from the Hardship & Retention Fund are discretionary. Students with dependants may apply to their Local Education Authority for financial assistance from the 'Parents Learning Allowance'.

Further information on the Hardship & Retention Fund and other Student Funding Schemes is available on the Student Finance webpages. Alternatively, it can be obtained by telephoning (01392) 723858 or emailing: money@exeter.ac.uk

We offer a contribution to some of the travel and accommodation costs that PGCE trainees may incur as a result of the structure of the training year.  Please click on Travel Policy for further details.   Please read the policy carefully to see what it does and doesn’t cover.  If you have any questions about this policy in advance of starting the programme, please contact Info at St Luke's on info.stlukes@exeter.ac.uk.

The level of fees UK universities charge EU students will be one of the many items that will need to be addressed during the exit negotiations arising out of the British vote to leave the European Union. For EU applicants who apply to study here as of September 2019/0 their fee status will be determined by the agreements reached during the negotiations, therefore we cannot currently confirm what the level of these fees will be. We are working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the UK Government to obtain clarity on this situation as early as possible.