Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) helps to cover the extra costs you might incur because of a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental health condition, physical disability, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Government-funded bursaries for subjects
If you’re considering a career in nursing, teacher training or social work, there may be additional funding and support available, such as postgraduate bursaries. These include:
Social work bursaries
Social work bursaries can help with study and living costs and are a none-means-tested grant which don’t have to be paid back. There are a fixed number of postgraduate social work bursaries available for specific qualifying courses.
Teaching training bursaries
You may be able to apply for a teacher training bursary or scholarship when studying a PGCE. Available funding includes a tax-free bursary or scholarship (subject-based), tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, or additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability.
Funding for PhDs and Professional Doctorates
You may be able to get funding for your research project through an NTU studentship, which includes a fee waiver and living cost stipend. Other external sources such as research councils, government agencies, charities and industry could also provide funding.
Find out more about research fees and funding.
Additional funding and support
There are support options available at NTU for specific personal circumstances and we offer non-financial Music and Sport scholarships.
See what’s available on money, fees and funding.
Earn while you study
With hundreds of opportunities for part-time work in and around the city, we can help you source a role that will allow you to earn while you study. Our online job portal will help you find paid work across Nottingham and our in-house recruitment provider manages all casual work at NTU, with a wide variety of roles, such as student ambassadors.
If your postgraduate study could develop your skillset, improve your performance at work or is part of your continuing professional development (CPD), your employer may consider postgraduate sponsorship. Students often receive employer tuition fee contributions for MBAs (Master of Business Administration), professional qualifications, or conversion courses. Speak to your employer to see what support is available.
A variety of external organisations including governmental agencies, charities and industry also fund postgraduate studies.
- Postgrad Solutions bursaries
- FindAMasters.com scholarship information
- FindAPhD.com scholarship information
- The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
Educational trusts and charities
There are 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.
- The Charities Digest
- The Directory of Grant Making Trusts
- The Guide to Educational Grants
- The Grants Register
- Financial advice