Fees and Funding

How to fund your Initial Teacher Training year?

All students are eligible for a student loan, and some are eligible for a subsidy to cover the cost of the tuition fees. There are 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 are set at £9,000 for UK domiciled applicants. Fees for international students are £14,000. 

Are there bursaries available? 

A new priority subject incentive scheme will be launched for the 2023-2024 academic year. This scheme will continue to incentivise those teachers that are most needed in Wales’ schools. All students with a 2.2 or higher and wish to teach Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Physics or Welsh will be entitled to receive an incentive of £15,000. Three payments will be made to eligible students during their ITE programme and early career.

An additional £5,000 is also available to those students who learn to teach any secondary subject through the medium of Welsh.

An additional £5,000 may be available on both Primary and Secondary pathways as part of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) incentive.

Please note: The information contained in the grant eligibility, grant amount and degree qualification classification and grant payments section on these pages relates to academic year 2022-2023 and previous years, further details on the new scheme will be available in due course.

The Teacher Training Incentive Scheme (2023) (“the Scheme”) has not yet been made by the Welsh Ministers. A copy of the Scheme will be available here once it has been made by the Welsh Ministers in the exercise of their powers.

For further information, please visit the Welsh Government's website.