Fees and funding

The 2019/20 fees for the PGDE at The University of Sheffield are £9,250 for home student teachers, the fee for overseas students is £16,800. This fee applies for both the standard route and for School Direct. A high proportion of student teachers are eligible for a bursary which will cover some or all of this cost and living expenses. The bursary is paid in installments throughout the year and therefore it will not be possible to use this to pay fees up front.

As this course leads to a professional qualification, student teachers will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure and Work Health Assessment and complete Safeguarding training. The anticipated cost for these for 2019 entry is £71*. This fee also includes the cost of a learning journal which will be provided at the start of the course.  The fee is payable via the University's Online Shop. Student teachers who have already paid for a previous DBS Enhanced Disclosure and signed up to the DBS update service (Enhanced level - Children's barred list) will need to pay the reduced fee (anticipated cost £27*) via the University's Online Shop.

*Please note that as we use external companies to undertake training and checks these fees may be subject to change. Also, should you decide to withdraw your application or you do not meet the conditions of your UCAS offer, we are unable to offer a refund.

Additional costs to cover non-UK criminal clearance checks may be levied where necessary, and will be payable by the student. See Criminal records checks for overseas students

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There are a range of scholarships available for different subjects, these include: Geography, Chemistry, Languages, Maths and Physics. For further details, including eligibility, please visit Get Into Teaching.

For further information on funding, see the Department for Education website.