What can I get?
If you’re starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2017/18 you can get a Postgraduate Loan to help pay for your 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.
You won’t be able to get some other types of support you may have received as an undergraduate student. This includes Adult Dependants’ Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance and Childcare Grant.
You 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.
Your loan payments will be spread out across all academic years. For example, if you apply for the maximum loan amount (£10,280) and are studying over two years, then your payments would be £5,140 in each academic year. The loan is paid in three instalments throughout the academic year.
You can apply for the full Postgraduate Loan amount in any year of your course.
You’ll 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 part-time Master’s course, go to the Postgraduate Loan – Part-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.