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UK Postgraduate Funding

Looking for help with UK postgraduate fees and living expenses? Recent changes mean there's now more support for Masters degrees and other postgraduate courses than ever before.

Our guides will help you make sense of what's available, with information on everything from student loans for Masters and PhD degrees to University funding and international scholarships.

Elsewhere on FindAMasters you can read guides to postgraduate funding in other popular study destinations, or learn more about our own scholarship competition.

For more detailed information on support for PhDs and other doctorates, see the funding guides on our sister-site,

UK funding checklist

Looking for a quick overview of the main UK postgraduate funding options? Start with our handy checklist and comparison table.

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Postgraduate loans

Government-backed postgraduate loans are now available to help with costs for Masters-level courses (and doctorates).

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International funding

International students can receive UK postgraduate funding from a range of sources.

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University funding

Universities often offer scholarships and bursaries for their students. Our guide explains what to look for and where.

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Charities & trusts

A wide range of independent organisations provide large and small grants to help with the cost of postgraduate study.

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Research Council funding

The seven UK Research Councils fund postgraduate training. Some Masters-level support is available to aspiring researchers.

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PGCE funding

Learn about bursaries and other funding for PGCEs and other teaching training courses in the UK.

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NHS funding

Learn about funding for postgraduate courses in Medicine and related subjects from the UK National Health Service (NHS).

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Regional funding

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all offer unique postgraduate funding options for students at their universities.

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Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can be provided to support postgraduates with illnesses, disabilities or learning difficulties.

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Bank loans

Some private lenders offer personal loans for postgraduate study. Our guide explains how these work and what to be aware of.

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PhD funding

Looking for funding for a PhD or other doctorate? Visit to learn about support for postgraduate research.

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