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Higher Education Loans - Application & Requirements

Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in England

New entrants to postgraduate study can apply for a government-backed, non-means tested Masters Loan of up to £10,906, for courses starting on or after 1 August 2019.

Overview

  • 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 £10,906 per student for your whole course. If you’re studying for 2 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across both years of your course. 
  • Applications are non-means tested.
  • Monies are paid directly to you, which requires a UK bank account.

Requirements

  • 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 Masters level or higher level qualification, then you won't be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan

Please visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for more details or speak to a course adviser on +44 1223 447713.

​Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in Wales

If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate masters in Wales from 1 August 2019, you can apply for Postgraduate Masters Finance and receive up to £17,000 as a combination of grant and loan. To qualify you'll need to be living both:

  • in Wales on the first day of the academic year of your course
  • within the UK for the whole of your course

Bursaries for postgraduates in Wales

Welsh students starting a part-time distance learning postgraduate masters course this autumn can receive up to £17,000 towards their studies and living costs. The scheme aims to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in or return to Wales to undertake a master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, also known as ‘STEMM’ subjects.

Please visit Student Finance Wales for more details or speak to a course adviser on +44 1223 447713.

Undergraduate

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You may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6200 from the UK Government.

Please visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for more details or speak to a course advisor on +44 1223 447713.