Student Finance: Postgraduates

Everything you need to know about masters loans and doctoral loans.


Subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria, most UK postgraduate students can apply for a postgraduate loan. Each of the home nations has its own student funding agency:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Each of the home nations has its own postgraduate loan scheme, though there tends to be two types of loan:

  • Masters loan
  • Doctoral loan

The loan is intended to help with tuition fees and/or basic living and study costs such as rent, food, travel and books.

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Getting advice

If you’re concerned that you might not be getting your postgraduate loan entitlement or have money worries, book an appointment with one of our advisers.

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Alternatively, email your enquiry to

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