Languages Teacher Training Scholarships

What's it all about?

If you are passionate about training to teach French, German or Spanish and want to inspire young minds, you could receive a languages scholarship of £27,500 to support you during your teacher training year. The scholarship provides the most gifted languages graduates with the chance to start an exciting career in teaching.  

You will join a community of like-minded enthusiasts with whom you can share ideas and be inspired. In addition to the financial support, you will receive access to a range of professional development resources, CPD opportunities and mentor support.  

Am I eligible?

Before applying, you’ll need to establish if you’re eligible:

  • you should have a minimum of a 2:1, or be predicated to achieve this; candidates with a 2:2, (or predicated) may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant knowledge 
  • or have a relevant PhD or Master’s degree or recognised equivalent
  • secured a training place on an eligible non- salaried languages teacher training course in England for the 2017/18 academic year by September 2017
  • met the bursary eligibility criteria

How do I apply?

Aspiring scholars apply directly through the British Council for a languages scholarship. A separate application will need to be made for securing a place with your preferred school or university. You can find out about the routes into teaching and how to make an application for teacher training on the Get Into Teaching website.

Full details for languages scholarships including eligibility criteria, the application process and application deadlines will be available soon. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to receive information please register your interest, and we will be keep you informed of further news and announcements. 

Why should I apply?

“Language skills are absolutely vital for the UK’s future prosperity. If we’re to ensure that even more of our young people leave school with at least a basic knowledge of a foreign language, we need the next generation of outstanding language teachers to be recruited now. 

“For this reason, the British Council is delighted to have been selected by the Department for Education to run England’s new Languages Teacher Training Scholarship scheme. Trainee teachers who are awarded one of the new scholarships will get financial support and a range of professional development, support and access to the British Council’s national and international networks – all of which will enhance their teacher training and give a real boost to the start of their career.” 

Mark Herbert, Head of Schools Programme, British Council