Fees and Funding

How to fund your Initial Teacher Training year?

All students are eligible to a student loan and for some a subsidy to cover the cost of the tuition fees. There're also financial incentives for those considering Initial Teacher Training. Scroll down for further information.

 

How much are the tuition fees?

Fees for the Initial Teacher Training at Aberystwyth University is set at £9,000. Tuition fee loans are available from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and currently, Welsh students applying through Student Finance Wales can receive a subsidy of £5,100 towards the fee.

Are there bursaries available? 

Yes. There is a Welsh Government Initial Teacher Training Grant that is available for some subjects/pathways.  Each year the Welsh Government announces, usually in February, which subjects are eligible and the amounts that are available.  These bursaries can vary but are usually offered for high-priority subjects and for first-class honours degrees.

 

Financial Incentives for Teacher Training

The Welsh Government has announced the existing financial incentives for teacher training will be extended into the academic year 2019-20.

The incentives, of up to £20,000 per student, aim to attract the best graduates into teaching priority subjects such as maths, chemistry, physics, computer science and modern foreign languages.

Iaith Athrawon Yfory, the incentive scheme of up to £5,000 to train to teach secondary education in Welsh, will also continue in 2019-20. Iaith Athrawon Yfory can be applied for alongside the incentives for priority subjects, making the maximum incentive up to £25,000.

The highest value incentives are available to graduates undertaking Initial Teacher Education in the priority areas who hold a first-class degree, Masters or PhD, with other incentives for graduates with 2:1 and 2:2 degrees.

The funding is for postgraduates starting Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in the following subjects:

  • Up to £20,000 for mathematics, physics, chemistry, Welsh or computer sciences;
  • Up to £15,000 for modern foreign languages;
  • £3,000 for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD to teach all other main secondary subjects and primary;
  • A £3,000 supplement for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD undertaking primary PGCE studies with subject specialism in English, Welsh, mathematics or science.

Further information on the incentives can be found at:

https://www.discoverteaching.wales/teacher-training-incentives/

Information on Target Bursaries

Target bursaries will be offered in 2019/20 as follows: 

High priority subjects

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
Computer Sciences

Medium priority subjects

 Modern Languages

All other main secondary subjects & primary

(high-level support only)

Primary supplement

English, Welsh, Mathematics and Science only (degree subject specialism to raise standards at primary in numeracy and literacy and support sciences)

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£20,000

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£15,000


1st and/or PhD/Masters

£3,000

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£3,000

2:1

£10,000

2:1

£6,000

2:1

£0

2:1

£0

2:2

£6,000

2:2

£0

2:2

£0

2:2

£0