Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Masters Degree Funding Questions (PLEASE HELP ME) :(

Announcements Posted on
Last day to win £100 of Amazon vouchers - don't miss out! Take our quick survey to enter 24-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    Hello, I'm in my final year of university and I'm trying to apply for a masters degree to start in September this year. The funding issue is really, really annoying and confusing me though and there seems to be a total lack of clear information online. Here are my questions:

    1) What exactly is funding? Is it a loan that I will have to pay back or is it just a flat out grant? Where do I apply for such fundings? I'm applying for postgrads in criminal law.

    2) So I understand there is a new £10,000 loan that I fulfil all the criteria for. This starts at the end of June, so I've gathered; do I have to wait until then to 'apply' for this loan? Or should I be doing something now? What the hell is happening?

    3) The university I'm applying to asked me to state if I was funding my own degree. I selected 'no' because I assumed I was going to go for the £10,000 loan when it becomes available. Now it's asking me to name my 'sponsor' for funding, but I have no idea what this means. Is this the part where I should write about the government loan? Or is a 'sponsor' something completely different?

    4) I understand I've left this quite late. This is because I simply had no idea (was never told) that postgraduate programs opened for application so early. I was that busy with uni work I just assumed they would at least wait until everyone has finished uni to open for applications. Is the fact that I'm applying late going to totally screw me over? (please don't guilt-trip me)

    If anyone could helpfully respond to those questions I'll love you forever. This is getting me down to no end. Thank you.

    Answer to question 3.

    You should have said you were funding your own degree because you are (with a loan)

    Answer to question 2.

    Speak to the Student Finance for the appropriate area that you live in e.g. England, Scotland etc. They will advise you about applying for the Masters Loan, when and how to apply.

    Answer to question 4.

    Its only a problem that your a bit late to the party if all the places are already full this obviously depends on where you have applied to.

    Best of luck with it all.
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 24, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Would you rather find

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.