Postgraduate studies are a big investment and you might be wondering how you’re going to pay for them – but there’s a wide range of funding possibilities to explore, and we’re here to help you through the process.
And if you’re doing a research degree:
To discover more on what funding may be available to you then come and join us at one of our postgraduate open events.
The UK Government provides postgraduate loans of up to £10,280. The amount you can borrow will depend on which national Student Finance service you are funded by. The loans are not means-tested, this means that all eligible applicants can borrow up to the full amount.
The loan is paid to cover the duration of the course, if you choose to study over two or more years, the loan would usually be split over the duration of your course.
Course and individual eligibility differs between national Student Finance service, please refer to your service for further details on which courses are included.
This information covers postgraduate loans from Student Finance England. If you apply for your funding through a different national Student Finance service, please refer to that particular provider:
If you apply through Student Finance England, you may be eligible for this loan if you:
For more information about eligibility for postgraduate loans, visit Gov.uk.
If you apply through a different national Student Finance provider, please refer to their websites for further information on eligibility.
If your loan is provided through Student Finance England, you’ll have to repay this loan, but only after you’ve finished your course and after you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. Then you’ll pay it back at a rate of 6% of any income you earn over £21,000. You won’t start your repayments until April 2019, however.
If you also have an undergraduate student loan to repay, you’ll make both repayments at the same time.
If you apply through a different national Student Finance provider, please refer to their websites for further information on repayments.
- full-time over 1 or 2 academic years
- part-time over 2 to 4 academic years (no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course).
- part-time for up to 3 years (where no equivalent full-time course exists).
Nottingham Trent University is pleased to offer a number of scholarships worth up to the value of half your tuition fee. These scholarships are available to students who have been made an offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate Masters course starting in September 2018 or January 2019. The scholarships will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction.
We award these competitive scholarships to students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.
Download the application form.
For further information on current schemes please visit the relevant School website below:
We are also delighted to offer a number of professional and specialist scholarships such as the Art & Design Paul Smith scholarship, Nottingham Business School MBA and EMBA scholarships and Nottingham Law School professional scholarships.
For more information on current schemes, please visit the relevant School website via the links above.
We’re happy to be able to offer a 25% discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.
If you are not eligible for the Postgraduate Loan, or if it is insufficient to cover your tuition fees and/or living costs, you may be able borrow a Professional and Career Development Loan of between £300 and £10,000 from a participating bank.
Provided you are studying a course that will help your career, the bank will usually offer you the loan at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you’re studying.
For more information, you can call 0800 100 900 or visit Gov.uk.
There are also many educational trusts and charities that may be able to help you with your postgraduate course funding. You can find standard lists of these in most public libraries. Useful publications include:
Find out more about obtaining funding from trusts and charities.
We’re happy to be able to offer a range of scholarships for you, too. Please see our International scholarships page for more information.
Here at NTU, we have an outstanding reputation for our research that shapes lives and society. We are committed to supporting research excellence and nurturing your research talent.
You may be able to get funding for your research project from the University or through external sources such as research councils, government agencies, charities and industry.
Find out more about fees and funding for research degrees from our Doctoral School.
A variety of external organisations including governmental agencies, charities and industry also fund postgraduate studies at NTU.
Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here for more information.
FindAMasters.com & FindAPhD.com are also offering £12,000 in postgraduate scholarships:
You can also find further information about funding on the websites listed in the further information box below.
POSTGRAD.com (the ultimate postgraduate student funding guide)
MoneySavingExpert.com (guide to Career Development Loans)
TURN2US (helps those in need to gain access to financial support)