How to apply

To be successful means excelling at three levels: submitting an application that dares to be different, proving your outstanding subject knowledge and standing out from the crowd at an Assessment Day.

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarships are only for those who are ready to begin a remarkable journey. 

This application deadline is for round seven of eight. Please check this page regularly for up to date information about application deadlines.

Please note, if your application is shortlisted you will be expected to attend an Assessment Day on one of the following dates:

17 June
15 July
16 July

School Experience

If you do not have recent experience in a school it's advised that you arrange a school visit before attending an Assessment Day and applying for an ITT course. We can help you find a school to visit through our School Experience Programme.

Before applying, take a look at the frequently asked questions.

What next?

We will notify you by email if you are awarded a scholarship. Once you have accepted your training place with your chosen training provider please let us know their details.

You will need to inform your training provider directly that you have been awarded a scholarship so that they can coordinate your scholarship payment with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. If you have any questions about how the scholarship will be paid these need to be directed to your training provider.

Once all scholarships are awarded, you will be invited to attend a Scholarships Welcome Event. This will take place before you commence initial teacher training and will give you the opportunity to meet the rest of the scholarship community and your mentor. The Scholarship programme begins as soon as you embark on your initial teacher training.


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Key dates

  • Application deadline
    16 May

  • Assessment day
    17 June

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