IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

Applications now open for the 2015/16 academic year. Deadline for round eight is 1 June.

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.

To apply for a scholarship in round eight you must submit your application by midnight Monday 1 June 2015.

There will be further opportunities to apply for an IOP Teacher Training Scholarship after 1 June; however you are advised to apply as early as possible. Please check this page regularly for up to date information about application deadlines. You can apply for a scholarship before or after you have submitted your application for initial teacher education via UCAS.

If your scholarship application is shortlisted you will be expected to attend an Assessment Day in July. Assessment Days will take place on the following dates but you are advised to check this page regularly for up-to-date information:

13 May
10 June
2 July
29 July

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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