Students starting from September 2019, can apply to the Student Loans Company for a loan of up to £10,906 to study for a postgraduate Master's degree.
Postgraduate Loans are paid directly to the student, so you decide how to spend the money, whether that be to pay for some or all of your tuition, or to go towards living costs.
Postgraduate loans are:
When will postgraduate loan applications open?
Can I apply if I began my postgraduate Masters study prior to the 2016/17 academic year?
Can I apply for a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) if I am in receipt of a bursary?
Students are not eligible for a Postgraduate Loan if they are eligible to apply for a healthcare bursary, or are in receipt of a social work bursary from any of the following:
Please note: Students who already hold a Master’s qualification (or an equivalent or higher level qualification) will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan.
Students who are awarded APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) or APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) towards their Master's will not be eligible for a PGL.
You must be studying for a full Masters qualification. Loans are not available for students studying for a PG Cert, PG Dip etc.
If you're interested in a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help you pay for course fees and any living costs. Postgraduate doctoral loans are:
If you would like to see the government’s response to support for postgraduate study, please visit the Government website.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or have queries about financial support for Postgraduate students.
You are strongly advised to check your entitlement for the loan before registering on your Postgraduate course. For further details, go to the Gov.uk website www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/eligibility or email email@example.com
Contact our Student Centre for more advice on fees and funding.
Phone: +44 (0)1707 284800