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Student Finance postgraduate help needed

I have an undergraduate degree (in which I got student finance in Northern Ireland). I took 1 year out and applied for a postgraduate degree in Edinburgh, in which I was successful. All I'm waiting on, is securing the finance for tuition. The Student finance is 120k. I know I can get maintenance loan etc., but the bulk of 20k per year for tuition is my biggest hurdle. I really don't want to pass up this opportunity. What is my best way of securing this, if anyone has had experience. I really don't want to decline the place because of finance. Is there particular sites that deal with this, are personal loans my only option or can student finance Scotland offer finance even though I have student finance in Northern Ireland already with my undergraduate degree. Thanks in advance for any response
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I have an undergraduate degree (in which I got student finance in Northern Ireland). I took 1 year out and applied for a postgraduate degree in Edinburgh, in which I was successful. All I'm waiting on, is securing the finance for tuition. The Student finance is 120k. I know I can get maintenance loan etc., but the bulk of 20k per year for tuition is my biggest hurdle. I really don't want to pass up this opportunity. What is my best way of securing this, if anyone has had experience. I really don't want to decline the place because of finance. Is there particular sites that deal with this, are personal loans my only option or can student finance Scotland offer finance even though I have student finance in Northern Ireland already with my undergraduate degree. Thanks in advance for any response
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I have an undergraduate degree (in which I got student finance in Northern Ireland). I took 1 year out and applied for a postgraduate degree in Edinburgh, in which I was successful. All I'm waiting on, is securing the finance for tuition. The Student finance is 120k. I know I can get maintenance loan etc., but the bulk of 20k per year for tuition is my biggest hurdle. I really don't want to pass up this opportunity. What is my best way of securing this, if anyone has had experience. I really don't want to decline the place because of finance. Is there particular sites that deal with this, are personal loans my only option or can student finance Scotland offer finance even though I have student finance in Northern Ireland already with my undergraduate degree. Thanks in advance for any response



According to Student Finance NI, you will get help with tution fees but not a maintenance loan for postgraduate studies. For the 2023-24 academic year, this amounted to a maximum of £6,500 for the course (not for each year of the course).

https://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/types-of-finance/postgraduate/northern-ireland-student/

To apply for finance from SAAS, you need to be ordinarily resident in Scotland. If you are just in Scotland to study, but otherwise you would be living elsewhere, you are not ordinarily resident in Scotland.

Have you searched Edinburgh's website for bursaries? What course are you intending to study?

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