IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

Extra application round added! Final deadline: Sunday 2 August.

To make becoming a physics teacher even more rewarding we are awarding 150 Teacher Training Scholarships to the most outstanding individuals entering physics teacher training in the 2015/16 academic year.

As an IOP Scholar you will not only receive £25,000 tax-free funding, you will also become part of a scholarship community giving you endless opportunities to build a network of support on your journey to becoming a teacher.

Scholarships are prestigious awards, so not everyone entering physics teacher training will receive one. We only have 150 to award and these will be given to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching.

The 2015/16 IOP Teacher Training Scholarships package includes:

  • £25,000 tax-free funding
  • Free IOP membership for your training year
  • Early career mentoring from experienced physics teachers through our Stimulating Physics Network programme
  • Celebration events at the beginning and end of your training
  • Networking events and educational trips exclusively for scholars throughout your training year
  • Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy


Once you have read our eligibility criteria, how to apply, and frequently asked questions, click on the button below to complete the online application form.

We have added an extra application round, which means you now have until midnight on Sunday 2 August to submit your application.

If your application is shortlisted, you MUST be available to attend an assessment day in London on 27 August. There will no further assessment days after 27 August.
Click on the button below to apply.

There will be no further opportunities to apply for an IOP Teacher Training Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year after 2 August. Please check this page regularly for up-to-date information. You can apply for a scholarship before or after you have submitted your application for initial teacher education via UCAS.

Further information

To keep up to date with the 2015 scholarship programme, sign up here to receive email updates or visit us at a recruitment event.

As a prospective trainee teacher you are strongly encouraged to register with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarships are run in partnership with the Department for Education and therefore are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England. If you are awarded a scholarship it will replace the government bursary you will receive. It is not an additional award.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the IOP Teacher Training Scholarship programme please get in touch by sending an email to or call us on 020 7470 4959.


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