Professional Body Scholarships

Maths Scholarships

You could receive a scholarship worth £32,000 to teach maths. This is a £22,000 tax free scholarship while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching. A maths scholarship offers additional benefits such as networking and professional development support.

The maths scholarship is offered by the IMA. Through its collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Mathematical Association (MA), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the National STEM Learning Centre, the scholarship gives the best opportunity to start an exciting career in teaching.

As part of the scholarship, you will access superb professional resources and two years’ free membership of professional bodies. You will also join a community of like-minded and passionate maths enthusiasts. As a result, you will have the chance to be inpired, get support and share new ideas.


To qualify for a maths scholarship, you need a 2:1 class of degree or higher in a subject with significant mathematical content. You can still apply if you have a 2:2 degree, if you can demonstrate relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

Prior to assessment, you should be able to showcase excellent subject knowledge, dedication to teaching maths and the potential to become an inspirational and talented maths teacher. Find out more about the eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Apply directly through the IMA website.   This will need to be completed in one go as they cannot be saved part way through.

Physics Scholarships

The Institute of Physics (IOP) T scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free funding (£2,000 more than a bursary). This will support you during your training year, as well as offering a range of other benefits to help you succeed in your career.

In addition to the funding, you will join a community of scholars. The IOP provide a valuable support network and you will be invited to key events and learn from the experts. As well as exchanging tips for the classroom and discovering ways to communicate physics, you will also benefit from IOP membership.


To qualify for one of these prestigious scholarships, you need a physics or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of at least 2:1. If you have a 2:2 degree your application will be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience. A relevant PhD or Master’s degree or recognised equivalent is also acceptable.

How to apply

You can apply for a scholarship via the IOP website. If your online application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London. At the assessment day you will sit a written test, take part in a small group discussion and attend a panel interview.

If your application is unsuccessful, you may still be eligible for a bursary instead – find out more about other physics funding options.

Find out more at the Institute of Physics website.