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Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship “How can I challenge my pupils if I am not prepared to challenge myself....” - Maths Scholar

Teaching maths in secondary schools is exciting and dynamic. You can make a real difference at every level from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Maths in the UK needs your special talents so if you have a passion for mathematics, want to inspire future generations of mathematicians and have a desire to teach, then apply for a Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship.

The Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships is awarding up to 270 Scholarships to talented individuals with strong mathematics knowledge, have the potential to be an inspirational teacher and who will be commencing a mathematics teacher training course in 2022/23. 

Scholarship Criteria

To apply for a Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

•     Be eligible for student finance (please see the eligibility section of our FAQ page for more information)

•     You have, or are expected to achieve: 

    ◦ A first or 2:1 undergraduate degree, or a postgraduate degree (MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD), or;
    ◦ A 2:2 undergraduate degree, and also have significant relevant experience.

 • You meet one of the following: 

   ◦ Have, or are studying for, a degree with strong mathematical content (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering.)  
   ◦ Have a degree with strong mathematical content (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering) and will complete, or have completed, a Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE) of any duration prior to September 2022.
   ◦ Have a non-mathematical degree and will complete, or have completed, a Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE) of a minimum of 20 weeks in duration prior to September 2022. 
   ◦ Have a non-mathematical degree with extensive mathematical professional experience.

Secure a training place on an eligible Secondary Mathematics PGCE or unsalaried School Direct mathematics course in England which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) status for the 2022/23 academic year.

Advice on the Criteria

The application process starts by completing and submitting our online application form. Maths Scholarships are not awarded automatically to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria, an application must be submitted.

You should only start the application if you feel you have the necessary subject knowledge. If you don't feel you do, then we advise you to begin the application process for an ITT course leading to QTS, so that you can potentially be allocated a place on a SKE course.

Furthermore, if you are on an SKE course we recommend applying sooner, and if invited to an Assessment, this may be towards the end of the academic year. This is to assist you with regards to the mathematical knowledge you will need to show as part of the overall assessment process.

If we are unable to determine the strong-mathematical content of your degree then you will be asked to provide a copy of your official university degree transcripts. In additional to this, you may also need to provide additional supporting information if it is not obvious from your degree transcripts if you have the level of mathematics we require.

If you have an overseas degree, please read the advice given on the Applicants with Overseas Degrees page before submitting your application.

For funding or a Scholarship you must be intending to take up a training place on a secondary teaching course that leads to QTS (pre-16). Trainees who take up a teacher training place on a course that leads to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS) are not eligible for funding or a Scholarship as QTLS is a Further Education qualification (post-16).

Application deadlines

Applications open: 10:00, Tuesday 4 January 2022

Applications close: 09:00, Monday 4 July 2022 (provisional)

In previous years, we have received an overwhelming number of applications to the Maths Scholarships which led to the Scheme closing earlier than expected. Should this happen again, then we will close early, so follow us on social media to keep up to date.  We also advise you not to leave submitting your application until nearer the closing date.