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Funding for English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs. PGDE students are funded through the undergraduate funding system. Further information can be found in the undergraduate fees and funding webpages.


Students from England

Statutory funding for students from England is administered by Student Finance England.

If you ordinarily live in England, you can apply for a postgraduate loan for Masters courses You'll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

Further information on eligibility, application procedures and repayment can be found on the UK Government website.


Students from Northern Ireland

Statutory funding for students from Northern Ireland is administered by Student Finance NI.

If you ordinarily live in Northern Ireland, you can to apply to Student Finance NI for tuition fee loans of up to £5,500 for postgraduate study.

Full details of the scheme are yet to be released, but you can find more information on the Student Finance NI website.


Students from Wales

Statutory funding for students from Wales is administered by Student Finance Wales.

If you ordinarily live in Wales, you can apply to Student Finance Wales for support meeting the cost of certain postgraduate level courses.

You can find more information on the Student Finance Wales website.

Alternative sources of funding

There are lots of alternative sources of funding, like charities and trusts, that can help finance your postgraduate studies. These can include grants that can pay tuition fees, living cost support and funding for research expenses.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a web resource that UWS subscribe to, making it free for our students and prospective students to use. It includes a funding database of over 600 charities and trusts, and access comprehensive guidance on how to produce a high-quality application.

Accessing this guide from a campus PC? You can automatically log in without creating an account.

Already have a UWS email account? You can create an account in less than 30 seconds.

Are you a prospective student? We understand you won’t be able to access our campus PCs nor will you have a UWS email address. Simply email the Funding and Advice Team at, and we will send you a PIN to access this resource.

Discretionary and childcare funds

UWS administer a range of childcare and discretionary funds to provide financial support for those who need it the most.

Find out more about childcare and discretionary funds.

Worried about student debt?

If the thought of having student loan debt worries you, you can talk to the UWS funding and advice team to make sure you have the facts before you make any decisions.

If you are worried about managing your money or debts that you already have, you will find lots of useful advice on our Money & Debt advice webpages.

Last updated: 22/08/2017