Funding Options

Postgraduate Funding Options

We have a collection of postgraduate funding options available

With a variety of funding options available to help with fees and living expenses, finding the funding for postgraduate study may not be as hard as you think.

For postgraduate students wanting to study at the University Ƶ, we have the following funding options:

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Postgraduate Loan

A postgraduate loan is:

  • a contribution towards the costs of study, that is, it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs
  • non-means tested
  • paid directly to the student into a UK bank account.

The loan amount changes annually and is subject to change by the government.

Master’s Loans

Postgraduate loans are available from the government to help fund a master’s degree.

The loan available for 2024/25 is up to £12,471 which could be used to pay course fees and living costs.

It is not based on your or your family’s income, and it’s paid directly to you. You can also get extra support if you have a disability. Whether you qualify depends on your course, age and nationality or residency status.

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Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD.

You could get a postgraduate doctoral loan of up to £28,673 if your course started between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2024, or £29,390 if it starts on or after 1 August 2024.

It is not based on your or your family’s income and it’s paid directly to you.

You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

International Scholarships and Loans

We have a range of scholarships available specifically for international students to help fund their postgraduate studies.

Successful applicants will receive a reduction applied to their course fees. The amount and eligibility criteria varies between scholarships. See the link below to learn more.

There is also the option of international loans that are available to help you throughout your studies. Click the link below to find out more.

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Subject Specific Funding

Depending on your area of study, there are other funding options available to help support your postgraduate education. These options are listed on our dedicated Subject Specific funding page.

For information on funded research contact the Research department on PGRSupport@chi.ac.uk.


External Bursaries

If you're looking for alternative funding routes, an external bursary or grant can be a great option.

Take a look at some of our recommendations below.

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Useful websites for postgraduate funding information:

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