Languages Teacher Training Scholarships


The Department for Education has announced that the Languages Teacher Training Scholarships will be managed by the British Council again in 2018/19. The scholarships, worth £28,000, are to support language graduates wishing to train as teachers of French, German or Spanish in England.



To be eligible

  • Applicants need to have a 2.1, or be predicted a 2.1, in French, German or Spanish. Applications from candidates with a 2.2 or a degree in a different subject, may be considered if they can demonstrate a significant knowledge of the target language.
  • Applicants must have secured a training place on an eligible university-led or school-led (fee-based, non-salaried) course in England for the 2018/19 academic year, by September 2018.

Eligible Countries

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible Programmes



How to apply

Applications for September 2018 entry opened on 15 January 2018 and the first deadline is 16 March 2018. Please visit the British Council website for more details.

Scholarship places are limited and we encourage candidates to apply early.

For more information on the routes into teaching and the different funding opportunities available for students, please visit the Get into Teaching Website.


For more information contact: LanguagesTeacherTrainingScholarships@britishcounci