Postgraduate Loans in England

23 March 2016

If you normally live in England, you will soon be able to apply for a government loan to fund postgraduate study in the UK. Student Finance England (SFE) is introducing the Postgraduate Loan for the 2016/17 academic year onwards. Applicants will be able to apply for a non-means tested loan of up to £10,000. In addition to the web information (above), you can also read SFE's 'quick guide' Introduction to Postgraduate Loans.

The exact date from which applications can be made is not yet clear. SFE states, in its web info, that applicants can apply from "late June" (and "from Summer 2016", in its quick guide).

Additionally, full eligibility criteria (including any information about nationality/residency requirements) is not yet publicly available. The web information (above) states that if "you’re an EU national, but don’t normally live in England you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan for a Master’s course at a university or college in England". We understand, from a representative of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, that regulations to provide for this new loan will be published in late April or early May. We hope to give you more information, once we have seen these regulations.


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