PGCE fees and funding

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This page is for Home and EU PGCE students. If you are an international student please visit our international fees and funding section.

If you've already started studying at Goldsmiths and require financial support, please refer to our information for current students.

EU students

The UK government has announced that:

  • EU fees for 2019 and 2020 entry will be fixed at the home fee rate
  • EU nationals starting courses in England in either 2019 and 2020 entry will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the existing residency requirements

You can find full details and guidance on the government website, or on the Goldsmiths EU page.

Tuition fees

To find out how much your course will cost, visit the programme page.

You can also download our postgraduate fees for 2019-20 (PDF).

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.

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

Financial support from the government

Tuition fee and maintenance loans

Most Home/EU students are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan from Student Finance England. Tuition Fee loans are available to UK and EU full-time or part-time students and cover the full tuition fee. They are paid directly to your university by the government and you don't need to repay the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 per year.

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan or grant to help you cover living costs. Find out more about student finance at

The process is different if you're a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Visit your relevant website for more information:

Department for Education scholarships and bursaries

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

For more information about PGCE funding visit the Get into Teaching website.

Initial Teacher Training bursary

Students on certain PGCE programmes may be eligible to receive a tax-free Initial Teacher Training (ITT) bursary, paid across the course of the programme. Find out more about the ITT bursary at Goldsmiths.

Institute of Physics Scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is awarding teacher training scholarships worth £28,000 each to physics trainees starting their teacher training starting in September 2018. Visit the IOP website for more information.

Financial support 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 scholarships for PGCE students. These scholarships are separate from funding offered by the government.

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

Discretionary funding sources

The Goldsmiths Student Funding Team coordinates 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.