Funding your studies
Our funding opportunities and generous alumni discounts could offset the costs of your postgraduate studies. Invest in your career, and we'll do all we can to help.
UK Postgraduate Scholarships
Starting in September 2020 or January 2021?
Nottingham Trent University are delighted to offer a number of scholarships worth up to the value of half your tuition fee. You will need to have been made an offer to study with us on an eligible postgraduate course.
The deadlines to apply for our scholarships are as follows:
- 18 March 2020 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 13 May 2020 16:00 GMT +1 (4 pm)
- 1 July 2020 16:00 GMT+1 (4 pm)
For courses starting in January 2021:
- 14 October 2020 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 11 November 2020 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
To discover more on what funding may be available to you then come and join us at one of our postgraduate events.
EU and International Scholarships
We offer many prestigious, competitive scholarships for International and EU students. If you have an offer to study with us in January 2021 you can apply for your scholarship. You'll find application advice, deadlines, terms and conditions on this page.
Subject Specific Scholarships
Available to all students:
Nottingham Business School: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence: deadline passed for 2020 entry
Available to UK students only:
School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment - MSc Digital Architecture and Construction scholarship: deadline passed for 2020 entry
Alumni Loyalty Scheme
Starting September 2020 or January 2021?
We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni for September 2020 and January 2021 entry, if you graduated since July 2015. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.
If you are interested in studying the GDL, LLM LPC, or the Barristers Training Courses, please visit the Nottingham Law School fees and funding page for further information on the alumni discount.
What are they?
The UK Government provides postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 if your course starts after 1 August 2020 and up to 1 August 2021. If your course starts after 1 August 21, you can borrow up to £11,570 (subject to parliamentary approval).
The amount you can borrow will depend on which national Student Finance service you are funded by. The loans are not means-tested, which 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 services, 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:
Am I eligible?
If you apply through Student Finance England, you may be eligible for this loan if you:
- are under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of your course
- are a UK national and normally live in England, and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years before starting your course or;
- are an EU national living in England on the first day of your course, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland for three years before the start of your course
- will be studying a full-time course lasting one-to-two years or;
- will be studying a two-to-four year part-time course that is no longer than twice the length of the full-time equivalent course (or a three-year part-time course where there is no full-time equivalent)
- don't already have a Masters or equivalent qualification.
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.
What about repayments?
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.
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.
How do I apply?
Other Funding Opportunities
Funding for research degrees
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.
Educational Trusts and Charities
There are also many educational trusts and charities that may be able to help with your postgraduate course funding. You can find standard lists of these in most public libraries. Useful publications include:
The Charities Digest
The Directory of Grant Making Trusts
The Guide to Educational Grants
The Grants Register