ENTHUSE bursary

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

The amount of bursary varies according to the course but the lowest level of bursary available covers 85% of the course fee. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

98% of eligible applicants are successful in getting their bursary.

The process

Process of applying for an ENTHUSE bursary

Additional support and information

  • The Department for Education bursary

    The Department for Education (DfE) has launched additional bursaries to assist schools and colleges in England with the costs associated with attending science CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre.

    If you are uncertain about whether your school or college is eligible, please contact us.

    Find out more


Am I 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 funds, so please prioritise returning your Impact Toolkit.

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* will 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 both yourself and us track how successful the CPD has been in developing your teaching, your students’ learning, and the effect that has been had 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?

28 days before your CPD, you will receive an email from the Impact Toolkit asking for your intended learning outcomes. This acts as the bursary application, once you have returned this first part of the Impact Toolkit, you will have submitted your application for the ENTHUSE bursary. 

When will it be awarded? 

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

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