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Mat Wright

Get paid to train as a language teacher in England

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will open in May 2024.

Are you ready to inspire future generations of linguists with your passion for languages? And to begin a rewarding career as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher? The British Council is awarding 175 scholarships, continuing professional development support and £27,000 of funding to talented individuals.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply you must have: 

  • a 2:1, or predicted 2:1
  • or a relevant PhD or Master's degree, or recognised equivalent 

In one of the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

We may also consider your application if you have a degree in another subject, or a 2.2 (or predicted 2.2) if you are able to demonstrate significant knowledge in the target language. 

You must also have secured a place on an eligible non-salaried languages teacher training scheme in England for the 2024-25 academic year by September 2024.  

How to apply

Applications for the Languages Teacher Training Scholarships will open in May 2024.  If you have any questions, please check the FAQs here

You can apply for our scholarship before or after you have secured your teacher training place. Please note that the British Council is not an ITT provider and receiving the British Council scholarship does not secure you a place with a teacher training provider. It is your responsibility to secure a training place on an eligible course. You can search all available courses in England using the teacher training database, but note that only non-salaried courses leading to QTS are compatible with the British Council scholarship.

The number of training places available each year is limited, and available places are expected to fill up well in advance of courses starting for the academic year 2024-25. 

Attention international candidates:
The Department of Education has made changes to the eligibility requirements for the International Relocation Payments (IRP). These changes mean that trainees due to start their training courses in the 2024/25 academic year will no longer be eligible to receive the IRP. The eligibility requirements for the scholarship are not affected by this. Please contact your ITT provider for further details of when financial support you are eligible to receive.

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