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Funding your postgraduate study

Funding your postgraduate study

If you require funding for your taught postgraduate programme, you should begin your research as soon as early as possible. The type of financial support you are entitled to will depend on your programme of study and your residency status.

Scottish students

SAAS Postgraduate Funding

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a universal student loan entitlement of £10,000 for all eligible one-year full-time taught postgraduate students. This comprises of a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500.

Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Applications for the loan will be open from April and repayment is added to existing undergraduate loans.

For more information visit the SAAS website.

SFC Funded places

Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants on a selction of taught programmes.

The awards cover all tuition costs; for further information, please see: funded places.

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students

Funding for English students

If you are an English student looking to study taught postgraduate programme in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for an English University. Finance is provided by Student Finance England and you can borrow up to £10,000 (this is expected to rise to £10,280 for 2017-18) to help with course fees and living costs.

The postgraduate loan is available for both full-time and part-time study postgraduate study if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined.

For more information visit
https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan 

Funding for Northern Irish students

From the beginning of academic year 2017-2018, postgraduate tuition fee loans for Northern Ireland students will be available. 

Whilst the exact details are yet to be finalised, it is hoped that Northern Irish students will be able to apply for non-means-tested tuition fee loans of up to £5,500, to help with course costs, from Summer 2017.

For more information visit
www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/financing-your-postgraduate-course 

Funding for Welsh Students

If you are a Welsh student looking to study a taught Masters programme in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for a Welsh University. You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with course fees and living costs.

How to apply

For details of how to apply visit the Student Finance Wales website.

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


EU (non-UK) students

SAAS Postgraduate Funding

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan entitlement of up to £5,500 for all eligible one-year full-time taught postgraduate students from non-UK EU countries.

Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Applications for the funding will be open from April and repayment is added to any existing undergraduate loans.

For more information visit the SAAS website.

SFC Funded places

Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants on a selction of taught programmes.

The awards cover all tuition costs; for further information, please see: funded places.

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


International students

International students should visit our in your country pages for the latest financial information and scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


Useful links

Information on sources of funding may be obtained from the following websites:

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Some departments offer Graduate Teaching Assistantships to postgraduate research students, which involve conducting tutorials and undertaking other teaching-related duties for first and second-year undergraduate students. Many students find that being a Graduate Teaching Assistant is an excellent way of gaining valuable work experience, as well as a means of supplementing their income. You should enquire at the relevant graduate school office for information on opportunities available in your destination department.