IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarship programme for the 2017/18 academic year is now closed but please see below details for the 2018/19 academic year.

IOP scholarships are awarded to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching. Register your details to stay informed about funding options for teacher training in 2018/19.

What are the benefits?

As an IOP scholar, not only will you receive £28,000 tax-free funding, you will also become part of a community of physics scholars, giving you access to:

  • RECOGNITION: Free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World
  • COMMUNITY: Celebration events at the beginning of your training
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Networking events and educational trips for scholars throughout your training year
  • INFLUENCE: Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy.

Have you applied for an IOP scholarship?
If you have applied for a scholarship and would like to get in touch about your application, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7470 4959.

It’s not too late to apply for teacher training
If you haven’t secured your place for September, there are still places available on courses at schools and universities. Visit the UCAS website for more information.

You could also receive up to £28,000 tax-free funding to begin training in September. Find out more about a government bursary.

Find out more
You can keep up to date with the 2018/19 scholarship programme by signing up to receive email updates or by visiting us at a recruitment event.

As a prospective trainee teacher you are also strongly encouraged to register your interest in teaching via the Get into Teaching website.

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.



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