Alumni PGCE Bursary Award
If you studied your undergraduate degree* with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 or PGCE Primary QTS 3-7 **course in 2022/23 then you will be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award. This will be a £500 cash payment that will not have to be repaid and does not affect the payment of a student’s maintenance loans.
Tuition fees for all full-time PGCE courses starting in September 2022 will be £9,250. Students from England or the EU will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover their fees from Student Finance England. (Students from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland should contact their home government for details of any support available to them)
PGCE students can apply for a tuition and maintenance loan in the same way as an undergraduate student. For more information on how to apply please visit the gov.uk website.
There is no separate application procedure for this bursary and the University will identify eligible students from its records. Students who qualify for this bursary may also qualify for the University of Northampton income-assessed bursary, the Northampton Bursary.
Payment and qualifying for the bursary
The bursary will be paid in two instalments on the following dates:
- £250 on 15 March 2023
- £250 on 30 May 2023
To qualify for a 50% bursary payment on 15 March 2023 students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full-time on the first day of term two and liable for 50% of their fees at this point. To qualify for the second 50% bursary payment on 30 May 2023 students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full-time at the start of term three and therefore liable for 100% of their fees at this point. Students who have withdrawn from their course before these dates will not receive the relevant 50% payment.
Payment will be made through the Student Loans Company to the bank account provided for maintenance loan payments (if you are a self-funding student we will contact you asking you to provide your bank details).
* Students must have studied and graduated from the following programmes with the University of Northampton to be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award:
- 3 year BA/BSc undergraduate programme
- 2 year Foundation or HND course followed by a Top Up award
** Excludes students studying a PGCE on the “Schools Direct” salaried route.