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.

Incentives 22/23

A new priority subject incentive scheme will be launched for the 2022 to 2023 academic year. This scheme will continue to incentivise those teachers that are most needed in Wales’ schools. All 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) £3,000 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) £6,000 on successful completion of Induction in Wales.

More information on Welsh Government teacher training incentives can be found here

The Welsh Government Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is available to eligible students studying through the medium of Welsh. Find out more information here

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