PGCE (teacher training) fees and funding for 2015 entry

Home and EU students

Please click on the expandable links below for more information.

» How much will it cost?

If you have any questions you can contact the Fees Office:, +44 (0)20 7078 5311

You can choose to pay your tuition fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

Key facts:

  • You won’t need to pay cash up front: the government will loan you money for fees and, in most cases, living costs
  • You won’t need to repay the loan until you’re earning at least £21,000 per year
  • If for any reason your income is reduced or stops altogether, your repayments will stop until you're earning at least £21,000 per year
  • We offer PGCE scholarships and bursaries to talented students from a range of backgrounds

Please note that tuition fees are quoted for the current academic year only. They're subject to annual review and are likely to increase by approximately 3% to 5% each year. This means for a programme that is more than one year long, a similar fee (adjusted for inflation) will be charged in subsequent years. Part-time students will therefore also be charged a higher fee in the second and subsequent years of their programme. To qualify to pay the lower ‘home’ rate of tuition you must meet the conditions set out by the government. Please visit for details.

» What financial support is available from the government?

This information applies to students living in England. If you're a resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please see the further information section. 

  • Tuition fee loans
    –They cover the full tuition fee and are paid directly to your university by the government
    –UK and EU full-time or part-time students can apply
    –You don’t need to repay the loan until you’re earning at least £21,000 per year
  • Living cost loans/maintenance loans
    –Available to full-time UK students to help pay for living costs
    –You may have to give details of your household income 
    –You don’t need to repay the loan until you’re earning at least £21,000 per year
  • Maintenance grants
    –Grants don’t have to be paid back
    –Available to full-time UK students to help pay for living costs
    –You will need to give details of your household income and your course start date
    –Not everyone is eligible for a grant; the amount you receive depends on your household income (a maximum grant of £3,387 a year if your household income is £25,000 or less; a partial grant if your household income is between £25,001 and £42,600)
    –The grant is paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don't have to pay the grant back, but any grant you get will reduce the maintenance loan you can get

Find out more on the government's student finance site.

Department of Education Scholarships & Bursaries

The Department for Education offers scholarships and bursaries to trainees on eligible postgraduate programmes. Bursary amounts vary depending on the classification of your undergraduate degree and the subject in which you're training to teach.

Find out more about their funding for postgraduate teacher training

The application procedure starts after you’ve enrolled on your programme, and when your department (Educational Studies) takes you through the application form and makes arrangements for payment. If you have any queries about the application procedure, please email

Institute of Physics Scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has 150 teacher training scholarships worth £25,000 each available to physics trainees starting their teacher training in 2014. Visit the IOP website for more information.

» What financial support is available from Goldsmiths?

Scholarships and bursaries

For new PGCE students starting in September 2015 we're offering scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers to help support your studies. Find out more about our PGCE scholarships and bursaries for 2015 entry

Discretionary funding sources

The Goldsmiths Student Funding Team co-ordinate and administer applications for discretionary funding. This includes the Short Term Emergency Loan and Childcare Bursaries. You can find out more on the Student Funding web pages.

» Contact us

Questions about fees

Fees Office
+44 (0)20 7078 5311

Questions about home/EU student finance and funding

Student Recruitment & Engagement
+44 (0)20 7717 2506

International students

Find out more about fees and funding for international students.

Content last modified: 03 Feb 2015

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