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What can I get?

Are you starting a part-time postgraduate Master’s course in 2017/18?

A Postgraduate Loan is available to help you pay for your Master’s course and living costs. You might also be able to get extra help if you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty.

Postgraduate Loan

New students can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280. This loan is a contribution towards your course and living costs while you’re studying and has to be paid back. The amount you can get doesn’t depend on your household income.

If your course lasts for two years or more, your payments will be spread out over the full course duration. For example, if you apply for a full Postgraduate Loan and study over four years, you’ll get £2,570 paid each year of your course.

The loan will be paid into your bank account in three instalments each academic year.

If your course doesn’t have a full-time equivalent, then it must not run for more than three academic years.

You have to repay any Postgraduate Loan you borrow. To find out more about repayment and the interest you’ll be charged go to the Postgraduate Loan – Repayment page

If you’re thinking about studying a full-time Master’s course go to the Postgraduate Loan – Full-time page for more information.


Disabled Students' Allowances

If you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you might be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowances. These don’t have to be paid back. You don’t have to be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan to apply.