Funding and fees

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Whether you’ve just left university, coming from outside Scotland, or considering a career change, one of the key questions you’ll want answered is ‘what does it cost to train to become a teacher and what support is available?’.

This is where you’ll find those crucial facts and figures. Needless to say, before you begin a career in teaching, you’ll need to know your sums.

"Personally, I find that it’s a job that is both stimulating and a whole lot of fun and that is something I hadn’t expected"Duncan Barclay – Physics Teacher at Inverurie Academy, Aberdeenshire
You’ll be required to pay a tuition fee set by the institution to which you’re applying. This fee can be covered by a student loan from your home funding body, the same as if you were studying at home. You can contact your chosen university for advice on the additional funding you could receive, in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

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