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Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship

How can I challenge my pupils if I am not prepared to challenge myself....” - Maths Scholar

We're delighted to announce the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships will run for a fifth year. This is for those who commence their initial teacher training in the academic year 2017/18.

Please register your interest at scholarships@ima.org.uk

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.

As a potential Scholar your excellent subject knowledge and first class communication skills will inspire passion and confidence in the next generation. Don’t think you aren’t good enough to apply; some of our Scholars didn’t! Click here to see their thoughts. The Scholarship scheme helps empower you!


The Maths Scholars scheme has been designed to encourage bright, creative and passionate graduates to join the maths teaching profession and make a profound difference to the next generation's vision, employment chances and overall mathematical knowledge.

Maths has never been more important to every aspect of modern life. In its recent Vision Report the Royal Society concludes:

Science and mathematics are central to understanding and interpreting many of the global challenges the world faces.....Being educated to a high standard in mathematics and science is likely to maximise young people’s chances of success, both personally and professionally, in an increasingly competitive society

We're here to help you develop thought leadership and influencer skills in the Maths niche. We encourage people with passion, flair & creativity to find ways to engage, enthuse, encourage and inspire future generations. Youngsters need to handle complex day-to-day maths in this new tech-driven world. You are just the kind of person that can help them. 

  • Develop links and connections with your peers
  • Access superb professional resources with two years free membership of professional bodies
  • Have the membership of a like minded and passionate community of Maths enthusiasts
  • Receive support, inspiration and new ideas
  • Possess a CV that sets you apart from the crowd when applying for jobs or promotions
  • The kudos of being an award winner in your chosen field.
  • Access to CPD events arranged and run by specialists in maths education
  • £27,500 tax free in your training year (replaces any bursary entitlement.
  • We are here to help you develop your career teaching Maths.




Scholarship Criteria

To apply for a Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:
• You qualify as a home student for the purpose of provision of student support,
• You have or expect to:

 ◦Achieve a First, 2:i or postgraduate degree (Masters/PhD)  in a subject with a strong mathematical content (applications are also welcomed from candidates with a  2:ii degree if combined with bring significant relevant experience), or;
◦ Have completed or will complete a Maths Subject Enhancement Course (SKE) prior to September 2017 or;
◦Have a non-mathematical degree with extensive mathematical professional experience

Please be aware that if you don’t have a maths degree you may need to provide degree transcripts. Equally, if you have completed your degree outside the UK you will need a NARIC equivalency statement to assist your application.

Furthermore, if you are on an SKE course we recommend that you complete this if possible before you come to an assessment centre. This is to assist you with regards to the mathematical knowledge you will need to show as part of the overall assessment process.