June 27, 2016
We are encouraging students to apply as early as possible to make sure their Postgraduate Loan is ready for the start of their course.
The quickest and easiest way for students to apply is online
•Available to English domiciled students (this includes those currently studying in Wales) You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.
If your course is longer than one year you can get up to £5,000 in your first year and the rest in your second year. If you are studying part time you can only get payments in the first two years of your course. The loan will be paid into your bank account in three instalments during the academic year.
•Available to students under the age of 60.
•Non means tested (not dependent on your family’s income).
•Both taught and research master’s courses are eligible, including MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, MA by Research, and MSc by Research courses.
(Please note that Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish domiciled students are not eligible for this loan scheme. The Welsh Government has yet to stipulate whether a similar system will be available to Welsh domiciled students for 2017-18 academic year.)
For further information on Postgraduate Loans, students can visit SFE’s student finance zone on The Student Room which has been updated with a dedicated Postgraduate Loan section and includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Students can also ask questions on Wednesday 29 June in a Postgraduate Loan Forum