Students from the UK or EU who are thinking of studying a Post Graduate Master's course may now be eligible for a Government loan to help towards tuition fees and living costs. You may also be able to get a Scholarship from Loughborough University. More information is available on our PGT webpages.
For those looking to fund a PhD, there is more information, inlcuding links to funding guides and charitable trusts on our Graduate School webpages.
it is important that before you commit yourself to a course of study you know how much the tuition fee will be and what money you need to live on. This will vary depending which campus you are studying at, and the course you undertake. Starting a course without enough funding in place will be stressful and not conducive to sucessfully completing the course. If it means postponing the course until you have the funds, that would be a better approach than starting and hoping for the best!
Post-graduate taught students
As with a first (undergraduate) degree, the major costs of a taught postgraduate course are tuition fees, accommodation, and day-to-day living costs.
The cost of tuition fees varies significantly between courses. How much you need to spend overall, will also depend on the type of accommodation you choose, your lifestyle and spending pattern.
Some students spend more, others less, and your time studying as an undergraduate student should have given you an idea of what you need to budget for.
More information on fees and funding for UK post-graduate funding, please visit the main Loughborough University website.
International students will find more information on the International Office website.
Post-graduate research students
By the time you get to a PGR degree you will have had a lot of experience of being a student an living on a low income.
However, the same advice applies to you as it does to any other student; get your funding sorted out before you start the course and don't hope it will all fall into place at a later date!
The Loughborough University Graduate School website has lots of information about fees and sources of funding.
Welfare benefits and post-graduate students
Most full-time students are not eligible for benefits. The only categories of students who are eligible are those in receipt of disability benefits and certain students with children - mainly lone parents. The normal income and capital assessments will apply.
Part-time students may be eligible for benefits whilst studying depending on the number of hours of study, income and capital levels.
For advice about studying and benefits please contact us.
Disabled Student Allowances for Postgraduates
If you have a disability, health condition or learning difference that affects your ability to study, you may be able to apply for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) to help with the cost of equipment and support.
You will need to provide evidence of your condition and an assessment of the assistance that will be required to enable you to study. The university can assist you with this. Please contact our Disability Service.