Financial information

Deciding to do postgraduate study isn’t just about finding the right university and the right course for you. Many students need to think about how they’re going to fund their studies and meet their living costs while working towards another degree.

It is important to be aware that postgraduate study is a huge financial commitment so it is crucial that you start to think about funding arrangements as soon as possible (ideally up to a year before your programme starts). Funding is notoriously competitive so don’t be surprised if you have to rely on more than one source of funding as this is becoming increasingly common.

Further information about study and funding

Working out Costs

The following publications and websites are useful sources of information about postgraduate study and about other funding opportunities. You should be able to find them in libraries, UK university careers centres or in British Council Offices.

Useful websites

Useful publications

  • Graduate Studies
  • Higher Education in the UK
  • Postgraduate Courses & Higher Education in the UK
  • Awards for Postgraduate Study at Commonwealth Universities
  • The Grants Register
  • Educational Grants Directory

Awards, studentships, research and teaching assistantships

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