The British Council English Language Assistantship program


Deadline : July 1, 2020, 2019

Are you passionate about French, German or Spanish? 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.

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


Launched by the Department for Education (DfE), this prestigious programme offers a range of benefits to successful applicants including:

  • 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

A Languages Teacher Training Scholarship provides a great boost to your CV and when applying for Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) roles upon training completion.


  • 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 (e.g. experience of living/working in the target language country, or you're a native speaker).
  • If you have a 2:2, or predicted 2:2 degree in the language, a relevant PhD or master’s degree, or recognised equivalent and substantial relevant experience, you may be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to apply, you must be able to demonstrate your interest and experience with clear examples.
  • You should hold UK or EU student status, and be entitled to student finance support as follows:

    • Home and EU students must be entitled to support for a tuition fee loan via Student Finance England . Please note that you do not have to take out this financial support but you need to meet the criteria.

    • 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. The training place must be with a DfE-approved provider and lead to achieved


  1. Applications for academic year 2020/21 will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

For the application process,  Click here

For more information, visit British Council