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.
NTU Postgraduate Scholarships
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 2019 or January 2020. 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.
- 14 January 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 25 March 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 20 May 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 24 June 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- 17 July 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm) (Home students only)
- 14 October 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm) (For courses starting January 2020)
- 11 November 2019 16:00 GMT (4 pm) (For courses starting January 2020)
Any questions? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.
The Dr Pauline Polkey Scholarship
The School of Arts and Humanities will be offering two full fee scholarships for students who have been offered a place to study on an eligible course which starts in September 2019. Download the application form to apply and to see the scholarships terms and conditions.
Alumni Loyalty Scheme
We’re happy to be able to offer a 25% discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni, if you graduated since July 2014. 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 LLM BPTC, please visit the Nottingham Law School fees and funding page for further information on the alumni discount.
175 Alumni discount
In celebration of NTU's 175th year, a discount on tuition fees of £1,750 for NTU alumni who graduated longer than five years ago, may be available to those who progress on to an eligible postgraduate course starting in September 2019 or January 2020.
For further information, please see our terms and conditions.
For information on the eligible courses, please contact us.
Other funding opportunities
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.
Postgraduate open events
To discover more on what funding may be available to you then come and join us at one of our postgraduate open events.
What are they?
The UK Government provids postgraduate loans of up to £10,906 in 2019/20*. 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:
*Subject to parliamentary approval.
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 or Islands 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?
Educational trusts and charities
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:
- The Charities Digest
- The Directory of Grant Making Trusts
- The Guide to Educational Grants
- The Grants Register.
Find out more about obtaining funding from trusts and charities.
Are you an EU or International (non-EU) student?
We’re happy to be able to offer a range of scholarships for you, too.
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.