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Postgraduate loans and funding

Do you need help funding your postgraduate course?

Take a look at our wide range of postgraduate loans, scholarships and funding opportunities.

Scottish/EU students

If you need financial assistance, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) may be able to provide you with a loan of up to £10,000 to help cover tuition fees and living costs. 

These loans are available to Scottish and EU students taking full-time or part-time postgraduate courses – although eligible EU students are typically only entitled to support of up to £5,500.

Find out more about a postgraduate SAAS loan.

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students

Joining us from England? You may be eligible to fund your studies at the University of Stirling through the UK Government’s new postgraduate loan scheme. You can borrow up to £10,000 per year as part of the UK Postgraduate Loan Scheme, which applies to most UK postgraduate courses.

If you’re a Northern Irish postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan being offered by the Northern Ireland Executive’s Department for the Economy. You can borrow up to £5,500 for a one year postgraduate course, and applications can be made directly through Student Finance Northern Ireland.

Coming to us from Wales? You may be eligible to receive a loan of up to £10,280 from the Welsh Government to cover the costs of your tuition fees and living costs. These loans are non-means tested, and applications can be made online through Student Finance Wales.

UK students

Are you currently living in the UK? If you’re a UK resident and meet the desired eligibility criteria, you may also be entitled to apply for a specific bank loan called a Career Development Loan. Loans range from £300 to £8,000, depending on your circumstances. Find out more about the Career Development Loan.

International students

If you’re an international student you may be entitled to the University of Stirling International Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship – giving a £4,000 reduction in the cost of your annual tuition fees.

Use our Scholarships search to discover more international student scholarships.

Employer sponsorship

Your employer may give you paid leave to pursue your Masters, or even pay for part of your tuition fees and associated costs. If your chosen course is directly relevant to your work, it may be worth speaking with your employer. The in-depth knowledge you learn on your course, could benefit your employer.

Graduate admissions

If you have any questions about postgraduate study please contact us.

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