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Postgraduate Funding Options in the UK

Written by Mark Bennett

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.

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2023 UK Masters Funding Guide

A simple guide to student loans, university scholarships, charitable grants and other postgraduate funding.

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UK Masters Degree Loans – Country Comparisons

Different postgraduate Masters degree loans are available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out which one you're eligible for and what you can get.

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UK Masters Funding for International Postgraduates in 2024 – A Guide

Our guide explains the different postgraduate scholarships available for international students in the UK, as well as overseas eligibility for Masters loans.

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Finding Masters Degree Funding from Universities - A Guide

Universities can be a great source of Masters funding, with many institutions offering a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts. Our guide has more information on the places to look for university funding.

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Postgraduate Funding from Charities

Charities can be an excellent source of funding for postgraduates. Our guide covers some of the ways you could get financial support for your Masters and gives tips on applying for charity grants.

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Masters Funding from UK Research Councils

The UK Research Councils train future researchers, including postgraduate students. Most of their funding is provided to PhD students, but some grants are available for Masters degrees.

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Last updated: 08 March 2021