Stage 1: Before you apply
Postgraduate Master's courses

What's available

This information is for students who started their course after 1 September 2019. Find out what’s available if you started before then.

You could get a mixture of a loan and a grant to help with your course costs. How much you get depends on your household income.

The maximum amount of funding available is:

  • £18,025 for 2021 to 2022
  • £17,489 for 2020 to 2021

Academic year 2021 to 2022

This table shows how much you could get based on examples of household income:

Household income Loan Grant
£18,370 or less £11,140 £6,885
£25,000 £12,095 £5,930
£35,000 £13,357 £4,488
£45,000 £14,978 £3,047
£59,200 or more £17,025 £1,000

Academic year 2020 to 2021

This table shows how much you could get based on examples of household income:

Household income Loan Grant
£18,370 or less £10,604 £6,885
£25,000 £11,559 £5,930
£35,000 £13,001 £4,488
£45,000 £14,422 £3,047
£59,200 or more £16,489 £1,000

The figures in the tables are for illustrative purposes only.

We’ll pay your money into your bank account in 3 instalments, usually once at the start of each term. If your course lasts for more than a year, the money will be divided equally across each year of your course.

For example, if you’re getting £18,025 and studying for 2 years, you’d get around £9,012 each year in 3 instalments of around £3,004 each term. Your final instalments in each academic year will usually be slightly higher than your other instalments.

You have to pay back any loan you borrow, including interest once you’ve finished or left your course.

Extra help

If you are applying as a Welsh student and have a disability or long-term health condition, you might be able to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

 

For more information, download the Disabled Students’ Allowance guide