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 (Home / EU students). Fees for international students are £14,000. 

(Information is applicable for applicants starting September 2020) - updated June 22nd 2020. 

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

Target bursaries will be offered in 2021/22 as follows: 

 

1st/ Masters / PhD 

2.1/ Primary - Supplementary*

2.2.

Primary

Primary PGCE

3000

3000

n/a

Secondary

Art

3000

0

0

Biology

20000

10000

6000

Business Studies

3000

0

0

Chemistry1

20000

10000

6000

Design and Technology

3000

0

0

Drama

3000

0

0

English

3000

0

0

Geography

3000

0

0

History

3000

0

0

Information Technology

20000

10000

6000

Mathematics

20000

10000

6000

Modern Languages

15000

6000

0

Music

3000

0

0

Other (Outdoor)

3000

0

0

Physical Education

3000

0

0

Physics1

20000

10000

6000

Religious Education

3000

0

0

Welsh

20000

10000

6000

 *Where the previous degree is in English/ Welsh, Maths and Science

Iaith Athrawon Yfory

The Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is an incentive paid to eligible persons who complete an accredited secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales that enables them to teach through the medium of Welsh or teach Welsh as a subject.

A total of £5000 is available to eligible student teachers, paid in two instalments:

  1. £2,500 for eligible persons on completion of an eligible secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales leading to QTS;
  2. £2,500 for eligible persons on successful completion of induction at a maintained Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school or teaching Welsh in any maintained secondary setting in Wales.

Further information on the incentives can be found at:

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

 

Information on Target Bursaries

Primary Sector 

Grant amount and degree qualification classifications to teach in the primary sector

Incentive grant amount

Subject or Phase

Degree qualification classification

£3,000

Postgraduate primary courses

1st and/or PhD/Masters

Additional Supplement of £3,000

Postgraduate primary courses where the prior degree achieved has a subject specialism of English, Welsh, Mathematics or core science

1st and/or PhD/Masters

Secondary Sector 

Incentive grant amountSubjectDegree qualification classification
£20,000 Postgraduate secondary courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Welsh or computer science (biology is only a classified priority subject from the 2021/2022 academic year) 1st and/or PhD/Masters
£15,000 Postgraduate secondary courses in Modern Foreign Languages 1st and/or PhD/Masters
£10,000 Postgraduate secondary courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Welsh or computer science (biology is only a classified priority subject from the 2021/2022 academic year) 2.1
£6,000 Postgraduate secondary courses in modern foreign languages 2.1
£6,000

Postgraduate secondary courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Welsh or computer science (biology is only a classified priority subject from the 2021/2022 academic year)

2.2
£3,000 Postgraduate secondary courses in design & technology, English, history, religious education, art, physical education, music, drama, business studies, outdoor studies, general science or geography 1st and/or PhD/Masters

Iaith Athrawon Yfory *Where the previous degree is in English/ Welsh, Maths and Science

The Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is an incentive paid to eligible persons who complete an accredited secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales that enables them to teach through the medium of Welsh or teach Welsh as a subject.

A total of £5000 is available to eligible student teachers, paid in two instalments:

  1. £2,500 for eligible persons on completion of an eligible secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales leading to QTS
  2. £2,500 for eligible persons on successful completion of induction at a maintained Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school or teaching Welsh in any maintained secondary setting in Wales.

Further information on the incentives can be found at:

https://gov.wales/initial-teacher-education-priority-subject-incentives-guidance-students-html#section-54629