PGCE fees and funding

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Home and EU students

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 scholarships and bursaries to talented students from a range of backgrounds

Details of our 2016 fees will be announced soon, in the meantime the fees for all postgraduate degrees can be downloaded here: 

2015-16 Postgraduate Tuition Fees

If you have any questions, please 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.

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 3-5% 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.

International students

Find out more about fees and funding for students from outside the EU.

Click on the expandable links below for information on funding sources

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 below. 

  • 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 and 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 its 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 2015. Visit the IOP website for more information.

What financial support is available from Goldsmiths?

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help support PGCE students with their studies. Find out more about our PGCE scholarships and bursaries

We have lots of advice and guidance for making your applications for funding, including answers to frequently asked questions.

Discretionary funding sources

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

Contact us

Questions about fees

Fees Office
+44 (0)20 7078 5311

Questions about home/EU student scholarships and bursaries

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

Information for International students

Find out more about fees and funding for non EU students here.

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