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UK Postgraduate Funding

From student loans and university scholarships to a huge range of charitable grants: there's more funding for UK Masters degrees and other postgraduate courses than ever before,. Specific funding is also available for certain postgraduate subjects, including teacher training or nursing.

The clear and simple guides in this section will help you make sense of the support for postgraduate students in the UK, including options for EU and international students. Elsewhere, you can read about postgraduate funding in other popular study destinations or check out the funding news and advice on our blog.

If you're looking for PhD funding rather than Masters funding, visit our sister-site, FindAPhD.com.

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

A range of funding is available to study abroad in the UK, including the GREAT Scholarships and Chevening programmes.

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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

Many independent organisations provide grants for postgraduate study. Read our guide or our tips for applying.

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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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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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Working During a Masters

It's sometimes possible to top up your postgraduate funding by working part-time alongside your degree. Read our tips.

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