There are two stages to the application process to the Mathematics teacher Training Scholarships; the initial application and Assessment Centre.

Initial Application

The initial application consists of completing the online application form, which can be found by clicking on the big pink button that says ‘Apply now’ on the home page (you’d be surprised how many people miss it…)

Your completed application form allows us to assess that you:
•           Meet the education requirements
•           Are classed as a home student
•           Meet the criteria required to become a Maths Scholar

We assess your degree subject and classification, and response to the residency question for your suitability for the first two points listed above. If it is not obvious to us from your answers to these questions, then we will contact you for more information to help us make a decision.

Please note - due to limited resources, we only assess this information as part of your application.  Please do not send this information to us for assessment separately.

Your personal statement allows us to judge if you meet the criteria required to become a Maths Scholar.  The majority of applications rejected at the initial application stage for the past two years were due to having an inadequate personal statement. This is why it is crucial that you put the time and effort into this part of the application, and focus on providing the information that will help us to make this judgement. Ensure that you have read carefully the introductory text to this part of the application.

We recommend you read the ‘How to submit a successful application’ and ‘Writing a Successful Personal Statement’ articles before submitting your application.

Please be aware that the online application system does not have the facility to save part completed application forms. To help you prepare your application, download the Sample Application Form.pdf

Should you require the application in an alternative format, or experience any issues completing the online form, please email us for further assistance at

Once you have submitted your application, you will see a confirmation message to inform you that it has been successfully submitted and that the Scholarships Team will be in contact within 10 working days (not including weekends or bank holidays). You will not receive an email confirmation.


In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus pandemic, and as we are in uncertain times, all remaining Assessments scheduled for the current academic year will be held online using our videoconferencing software and the mathematics test will also be held online using an assessment package for mathematics.
For more details on the new format for our Assessments, please see our blog New Assessment Format.  


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