Student Life Centre

PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award for Students Who Started in 2019

Support for full time PGCE students whose household income is less than £42,875 per year who don't receive a non-means tested bursary. This support is in addition to any loans from the Student Loans Company. You will receive a £600 cash award, paid at the start of the second term.

Type of award

£600 cash award 


£600 cash payment made on 14th January 2020 or later if household income is assessed later in the year


To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have a household income of less than £42,875 per annum;
  • not be in receipt of an ITT Bursary or a grant from the Welsh Assembly;
  • be studying on a full time course;
  • not be studying on the Schools Direct (Salaried) courses.


    31 July 2020 23:45 (GMT)    

How to apply

There is no formal application for the PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award. Your eligibility will be assessed by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when you make your application for funding. Information is automatically downloaded from Student Finance England and passed to the University.


For more information about PGCE funding please visit this web site:

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Student Funding Team Student Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QU

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