Postgraduate Loans
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Postgraduate Loans for
English and EU students


Postgraduate Masters Loans Application & Requirements

It's been confirmed that new entrants to postgraduate study will, from the academic year 2016/17, be able to apply for a government-backed, non-means tested Masters Loan of up to £10,000.


  • The purpose of the loan is to offer a contribution towards the cost of completing your postgraduate study. You can use the loan according to your individual circumstances, such as a contribution towards tuition fees and/or living costs.
  • Loans can be up to £10,000 per student, spread over 2 years, with a cap of £5,000 per academic year.
  • Applications are non-means tested
  • Monies are paid directly to the you, which requires a UK bank account


  • Residency
    • You  must be resident in England on the first day of the academic year
  • You should also be:
    • Ordinarily living in England, having resided in the UK for three years before the start date of the course; or
    • As an EU student, been originally resident in the EEA/Switzerland for the past three years
  • Age
    • You must be under 60 on the first day of the first academic year
  • Previous study
    • If you already hold a Master's level or higher level qualification, then you won't be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan

Qualifying courses

  • The Postgraduate Loan will be available to students studying any of the Falmouth Flexible courses