ENTHUSE bursary

Maths, design and technology, science, engineering and careers bursaries

These bursaries are called ENTHUSE bursaries and are provided by Project ENTHUSE - a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers, technicians and support staff across the UK.

ENTHUSE bursaries are for all UK state-maintained schools and colleges and contribute towards the cost of fees to attend world-class, face-to-face professional development provided by the National STEM Learning Centre at its York headquarters.

There is a bursary available of £170 per day to cover the cost of the course fee. In addition, the course fee includes your accommodation, resources and meals for the duration of the course.

To find out if your school is eligible for a bursary,  simply select a course and the date you would like to attend and then type in your school name. If you are logged in to your account, all you need to do is select the course and the date.

For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us at enquiries@stem.org.uk.

The process


Is my school or college eligible?

If you currently work at a state-maintained school or college in the UK then you are eligible to receive the ENTHUSE bursary.

If I am eligible, will my bursary be awarded? 

98% of eligible applicants are successful in receiving their bursary. Schools and colleges receive the bursary once the post-CPD paperwork (Impact Toolkit) has been completed – omitting to complete this is the main reason 2% of applicants aren’t successful in receiving their FUNDING, so please prioritise returning your Impact Toolkit submissions.

How much will I get?

The amount you will receive varies depending on each course. You can find the amount of bursary support you are eligible for on the booking page of each CPD activity.

What is the process?

You book on to the CPD and your school or college pays for the course fee and VAT. Once you have attended the whole course and have completed your post-CPD paperwork (Impact Toolkit) then you will be reimbursed with the ENTHUSE bursary. Your school or college* may also be able to claim back the VAT. 

*Some colleges have varying eligibility for claiming back VAT, please check with your finance department.

What is the Impact Toolkit?

The Impact Toolkit is where you will track your progress and the impact that your CPD has had. This helps you track how successful the CPD has been in developing your teaching, your students’ learning, and the effect upon your school or college. 

We use the information from the Impact Toolkit to assess our CPD and how we can improve upon it. We sometimes use information from the Impact Toolkit for marketing purposes. However, any information we use will be anonymised unless we contact you for your permission.

Can I apply for more than one bursary in a year?

As long as you are from a UK state-maintained school or college then you can have unlimited use of the ENTHUSE bursary.

Is there a limit to the number of bursaries that can be given to a school or college?

As long as your school or college is state-maintained and based in the UK then there is no limit to the number of bursaries that they can receive.

How do I apply for the bursary?

Before your CPD starts, we will send you a form from our Impact Toolkit for your intended learning outcomes. Simply submit this and your application is complete.

When will it be awarded? 

Once you have fully completed your CPD and filled out the Impact Toolkit, your bursary will be awarded to your school or college six to eight weeks afterwards.

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