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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

Share your passion for physics and engineering. Train to teach.

We are offering 140 Teacher Training Scholarships to reward the very best graduates entering physics teacher training in September 2018.

Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free funding and a package of exclusive support from the Institute of Physics.

In addition to the funding, you will become part of a community of scholars with access to:

  • RECOGNITION: Free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World
  • COMMUNITY: Celebration events at the beginning of your training
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Networking events and educational trips for scholars throughout your training year
  • INFLUENCE: Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy

Scholarships are available to graduates with at least a 2.1 degree in physics or a related subject such as engineering or mathematics. They will be awarded to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching.

To be an IOP Scholar, you must secure a place on a non-salaried teacher training course leading to QTS in England by September 2018.

Being a physics teacher not only means that you’ll be able to use your degree everyday, but you will also have the flexibility to work in your preferred location.

How to apply

Before applying for a scholarship, please read our eligibility criteria thoroughly. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can proceed to complete the online application form.

If your online application is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London. At the assessment day you will sit a written test to assess your subject knowledge, and take part in a group discussion and panel interview to assess your communication skills.

We will notify you shortly after the assessment day of the outcome of your assessment.

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