Help for Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate Loan

Master Loan

If you are a new starter applying for a postgraduate Masters course from 2018/19 academic year, you can now apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 as a contribution towards your course and living costs. For more information on the loan and how to apply.

Doctoral Loan

UK and EU Nationals, or those with ‘settled status’, can now apply for a Doctoral loan of up to £25,000. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Doctoral Loans webpage

Hardship and Retention Fund

If you are a home (UK) postgraduate student studying at least 50% of a full time equivalent course, you will be eligible to apply for the Hardship and Retention Fund. However these funds cannot provide the main living costs for a student or be awarded to pay tuition fees.

If you are a Postgraduate student, you are expected to show that you can meet your tuition fees and have made reasonable provision to support yourself through your course before we will consider your application.

For more information please see Hardship and Retention Fund

For further information on funding opportunities for postgraduate students please visit the Prospects website which is all about graduate careers.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider.

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work related learning.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning please visit the website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.