The process for applying for your Postgraduate Loan will differ depending on whether you normally live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland. Moving somewhere to study does not count as normally living there.
Your eligibility for a Postgraduate Loan will depend on:
- your course
- your age
- your nationality or residency status
To be eligible your course:
- Must be a full, standalone masters course (not a top-up course)
- Must be worth at least 180 credits
- Can be full time, lasting one or two academic years, or part-time, lasting two to four academic years.
For more information on the eligibility, please visit Postgraduate Loans.
As with undergraduate student loans, you will not have to start repaying your Postgraduate Loan until you are earning over £21,000 a year, after which you will repay 6% of your income. You will repay this loan at the same time as any other student loans you have.