If you came to the University’s Postgraduate Open Day this week, you may want to get more information on how to pay for your studies. There are many different awards and schemes available which can help to pay for your course, some from the University and others from government or external bodies.
- The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding – The Guide gives a comprehensive list of charities and organisations which give awards to students applying for postgraduate study.
- School awards – Your school may have awards for its students, you should contact your programme administrator for further information or check the funding database.
- Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme – If you are looking to continue your studies at the University and are paying the higher tuition fees, you could be eligible for funding worth £10,000.
- Career Development Loans – If your course is related to your career development you may be able to apply for a bank loan to pay for your studies.
- Part-time jobs – These are a great way to help pay for your living costs while also getting valuable experience to use in interviews and future work. The Careers Service can help to advise you on job opportunities, interview techniques and your CV and cover letters.
- PGCE Funding – If you study for a PGCE, you don’t have to pay any of your fees up-front, and you can also receive non-repayable bursaries and grants to cover your living costs. For more information, see our blog post about PGCE funding.
For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities, have a look at our PG Funding Checklist. If you have any other questions about postgraduate funding, or any money queries in general you can visit the Student Money Adviser in the Atrium, either by making an appointment (10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays) or coming to a drop-in session (Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm).