PGCE Funding

Students studying a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) can get funding to help with the costs of the course, providing all Student Finance eligibility criteria is met. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses attract the same funding as an undergraduate degree course. This means that if eligible, you will be able to apply for tuition fee and living costs support.

For more information, please select one of the following information pages:

I live in Wales

I live in England

I live in the EU

I'm an International Student*

*International Students are not entitled to statutory student funding but may be able to apply for some funding from the University. International students are advised to consult the university’s International Development Office who administer scholarships for international students: and to check out the University webpages to see the full range of scholarships on offer.

EU and International Students are able to apply to study the PGCE but the University cannot guarantee that the PGCE qualification will enable you to teach in your home country. It is your responsibility to check the regulations for your home education jurisdiction.

Welsh Government ITE Priority Subject Incentive 2024-25

PGCE Secondary students studying PGCE Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Physics and Welsh, with a previous degree classification of 2.2 or higher, will be entitled to receive an incentive of £15,000. The incentive payments totalling £15,000 will be made in three instalments at the following points during a student’s ITE programme and early career: 1) £6,000 in January following completion of the first term of their PGCE. 2) £6,000 in July/August on successful completion of their PGCE and award of QTS. 3) £3,000 on successful completion of Induction in Wales. Find out more information on the website.

The Priority Subject Incentive is only available to those that are eligible for UK statutory funding.

The Welsh Government Ethnic Minority Initial Teacher Education (ITE) incentive is a grant available to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students studying an accredited postgraduate ITE programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). For more information, please view the 2024-25 guidance notes on the website. 

The Welsh Government Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme 2024-25 is available to eligible students studying through the medium of Welsh. Find out more information on the website

Please note that Swansea University only offers a full-time PGCE Primary and Secondary pathway.  For more information, please visit the PGCE course pages.