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British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholarships (LTTS) programme

Deadline : June 1, 2020 .  

Train as a language teacher in England and you could receive £34,000. The Languages Teacher Training Scholarships are aimed at high-calibre graduates who will commence an eligible teacher training course in England in the 2020/21 academic year. Courses should be completed through an approved provider and lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) status. Applicants should also hold UK or EU student status and meet student finance support criteria. Other criteria apply.

Through the Languages Teacher Training Scholarships (LTTS) programme, you could receive £34,000: a tax-free scholarship of £28,000 while you train as a secondary school language teacher in England, plus an additional £6,000 once in teaching*.


  • A tax-free scholarship of £28,000* while you train to teach French, German or Spanish at secondary level in England
  • A further £6,000 after tax* once in teaching (paid over three years)
  • Access to a range of professional development opportunities and resources, including webinars for distance-based training for your Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and membership to the Association for Language Learning (ALL) for your training year
  • Networking opportunities with your fellow scholars and teaching professionals, including attendance at conferences and events with cultural institutions in the UK


  • To be eligible to apply, you must have, or be predicted to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 in a French, German or Spanish degree.
  • You may also be considered if you have a 2:1 degree in a different subject and can demonstrate excellent language skills and significant cultural knowledge
  • To be eligible to apply, you should hold UK or EU student status, and be entitled to student finance support as follows
  • EU students should also have normally been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the teacher training course.
  • By September 2020, you must secure your place on an eligible university- or school-led (fee-based, non-salaried) initial teacher training (ITT) course in England for the 2020/21 academic year via UCAS


  • Applications for the 2020/21 academic year will be accepted via the online system between 13 January – 1 June 2020.
  • You will need evidence of your higher education for your application, so it will help if you have your documents ready.
  • This should be a university degree certificate or transcript to show you are on track for the grade stated on the application if you have not yet graduated.
  • As part of your online application, you will need to answer two questions to form your personal statement.
To apply Click here

For more information, visit LTTS programme

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