|Full-time and part-time
|Non income-assessed:||up to £10,000 (postgraduate) in 2016/2017
(not applicable to PGCE study)
The Government has introduced a new loan for Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes in England from September 2016/17.
The loan is intended to assist with tuition fee costs, and contribute towards living costs in order to encourage more students to engage in postgraduate study.
You must be ordinarily resident in England in order to be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan. EU nationals ordinarily resident outside of England may be able to apply for the loan.
The Postgraduate Loan is available for full-time Masters programmes lasting one or two years. If you study part-time, your course must last no longer than two years if it is equivalent to a one year full-time programme, or four years if it is equivalent to a two year full-time programme.
If your course lasts longer than one year, you will receive up to £5,000 in year one, and the remaining amount in year two. Part-time students will only receive payments in their first two years of study.
You will receive the Postgraduate Loan in three instalments during the academic year.
You can decide how much of the Postgraduate Loan you use towards the cost of your tuition fees, or living costs. If you choose to use the Postgraduate Loan to make payments towards your tuition fees, you will need to contact the BGU Finance team to inform them of the arrangements you wish to make.
Applications for Postgraduate Loans for 2016 are now open. Click here to apply now for courses starting September 2016.