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Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

Geography scholarship imageWith record numbers of pupils studying geography at GCSE and A Level, there is a greater need to recruit the next generation of geography teachers.

The Society is delighted to be working with the Department for Education to run the RGS-IBG Scholarship Programme for geographers starting their teaching in the autumn of 2018.

These prestigious scholarships will provide outstanding trainees with significant financial and professional support.


  • £28,000 tax-free funding
  • Free training events on key subjects, GIS and residential fieldwork
  • Access to teaching resources
  • Fellowship of the Society
  • A Get ready to teach resources box
  • Networking opportunities


You will need:

  • A strong commitment to geographical education and able to demonstrate this alongside any relevant experience
  • An excellent proven, or predicted academic record in geography holding a first or 2:1 Hons degree (or 2:2 with significant experience), or Master's or PhD
  • To secure a training place on an eligible non-salaried school or university led geography teacher training course in England for the 2018/2019 academic year
  • To meet the bursary eligibility criteria visit Get into Teaching for more information.

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