Thinking of a career in Education but need to explore finance options?

UEA offers a range of financial advice and support to help students progress in their studies.

Funding may be available to students based on their academic attainment, or students may be eligible for support based on their personal circumstances. Explore the funding options available for our undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Discover Scholarships

Scholarships are usually awarded based on a student’s academic excellence, and in the form of a tuition fee reduction. The amount awarded may vary. Some require a separate application form to be completed for consideration, whereas others automatically consider applicants who have already been offered a place on their course. Find out more about scholarships relevant to the School.


The University of Sanctuary Scholarships are awarded to asylum seekers or applicants who have been granted Discretionary Leave/Humanitarian Protection or Refugees (Leave to Remain) and do not qualify for support from Student Finance England.

Discover Bursaries

University bursaries are usually awarded to UK students based on their personal circumstances, household income or social factors. Find out more about UEA's undergraduate bursaries (UK students).

UEA PGCE Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for a DfE bursary or independent institution scholarship when training to teach. These are tax-free amounts of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back. Find out more about DfE bursaries.

A 10% fee reduction scholarship is available to UEA graduates looking to stay with us or return to undertake a PGCE starting in September 2023. We will automatically apply the scholarship to your student account to reduce your tuition fees so there is no need to apply. This comes in addition to any DfE bursaries. You can find out more information here.

UK PGCE applicants will also be eligible to apply for the £2,000 Bright Futures Postgraduate Scholarship. This applies to all current offer holders and future applicants looking to start their PGCE in 2023. This comes in addition to any DfE bursaries.

There is also a UEA PGCE bursary that is designed to support students undertaking a PGCE at UEA, who have a household income of less than or equal to £20,000 per annum, and their home address on application is in a postcode area where residents are least likely to progress to Higher Education. Students do not need to apply for this bursary; the university will assess who is eligible using household income and home postcode information provided by Student Finance England, following their application. Students who are eligible, can be awarded £1,000. This bursary is an award or payment made to support your teacher training. Eligible students will receive a bursary from UEA for the year of study they are eligible. Find out more about the PGCE bursary.

Students identifying as minority ethnic studying a Primary PGCE at UEA can also apply for the Anne French Memorial Trust PGCE Bursary to help with funding.

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Discover PhD and Research Studentships

UEA or UK Research Council funded studentships cover the costs of tuition fees and pay a stipend for living expenses. Search all current funded PhD Opportunities.