Postgraduate Master's Loans

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a master's loan to help with the cost of studying at postgraduate level.

To be eligible for a master's loan, applicants need to meet a range of criteria that includes nationality, residency status, previous study and age. 

Head to the GOV.UK website to find out about eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Find out about the master's loan

About the postgraduate master's loan

What does it cover?

The purpose of the loan is to offer a contribution towards the cost of completing your postgraduate study. The student will be expected to then use the loan according to their individual circumstances (a contribution towards tuition fees and/or living costs). Applications are non-means tested.

How is it paid?

Monies are paid directly to the student (requires a UK bank account) across three instalments (usually September, January and April). Your tuition fees will be due in a maximum of three instalments, which are aligned with your loan instalment payment dates. Any queries, please contact our Student Finance team at

How to apply

Further information on how to apply for the postgraduate master's loan can be found on the following websites: