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STEM Education Teacher Scholarship 2022-23

King's College London is pleased to offer the STEM Education Teacher Scholarship worth up to 70% of 15 students' tuition fees

What is the STEM Education Teacher Scholarship?

The STEM Education Teacher Scholarship is funded by Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company.

Wipro highly value STEM educators seeing them as key to the future of innovative STEM learning in schools.

The scholarship is available to students studying on the MA in STEM Education programme who are working in a state-funded school in England (e.g. comprehensive, academy, free school). This includes primary, secondary and FE-levels. They should be a specialist teacher in: Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Design & Technology or Geography and have been teaching for a minimum of 6 months on application. Applicants from those currently completing PGCE programmes will not be considered.

How Much is the Scholarship Worth?

15 scholarships will be available in 2022-2023.

The scholarship will be 70% of the total fees (e.g. a full-time student not transferring in PGCE credits in 2022-23 will receive £6,909 towards their fees).

The scholarship will be paid directly to support tuition fees only. Please note any residual fee balance will still need to be met by the recipient. The scholarship is only for students paying home tuition fees.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be considered for a scholarship, on time of application, applicants MUST:

  • Work in a state-funded school in England (e.g. comprehensive, academy, free school). Including, primary, secondary and FE-levels.

  • Be a specialist teacher in: Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Design and Technology or Geography.

  • Have been teaching for a minimum of 6 months on application.

  • Have submitted an application for the MA in STEM Education.

A reference of support should accompany the application from a senior staff member outlining the benefits they envisage and the nature of the support they are offering (e.g. financial, study support, opportunities for research, dissemination);

Where more applications are received than scholarships available, preference will be given to applicants showing evidence of:

  • A persuasive rationale of the potential impact attending the MA programme could have on their professional practice and/or on their department and/or school. A persuasive rational might also include the potential merit that receiving the award would bring reflecting on their past experiences and successes. For example, how completing the programme might benefit their own practice, that of their department, their school and/or the wider STEM education community.

A number of scholarships will be ring-fenced for teachers working in state schools in the new Education Investment Ares identified as cold spots in the 2022 government's Levelling Up white paper.

The 55 "cold spots" are:

STEM Cold Spots
 Bedford  Dorset  Norfolk  Somerset
 Blackpool  Dudley  Northamptonshire  South Gloucestershire
 Bolton  East Sussex  North Somerset  South Tyneside
 Bradford  Halton  North Yorkshire  St Helens
 Bury  Hartlepool  Nottinghamshire  Stoke-on-Trent
 Cambridgeshire  Isle of Wight  Oldham  Suffolk
 Central Bedfordshire  Kirklees  Peterborough  Sunderland
 Cornwall  Knowsley  Plymouth  Swindon
 County Durham  Leeds  Portsmouth  Tameside
 Coventry  Lincolnshire  Rochdale  Wakefield
 Darlington  Liverpool  Rotherham  Walsall
 Derby  Luton  Salford  Wirral
 Derbyshire  Manchester  Sandwell  
 Doncaster  Middlesbrough  Sefton  


To be considered in this category applications should indicate the geographical regions of the school they are working in.

Where scholarship offers are made to students holding conditional offers, receipt of the scholarship will be dependent on the student meeting their offer conditions.

NB. Where more applications are received than bursaries available, CRESTEM specialist subject areas will receive a minimum number of bursaries.

How do I apply?

Please download and complete the application form.

Submit the complete form along with the required reference from a senior member of staff to funding@kcl.ac.uk, specifying "STEM Education Teacher Scholarship" in the email subject line.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27th June 2022.

Where necessary, for example where scholarships have been allocated to students holding a conditional offer, a waiting list will be maintained in case conditions are not met.

Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the scholarship scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.


The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2022-23 academic year.


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