Postgraduate Funding

There are many options open to postgraduate students looking for funding and finance to support their studies.
Identifying sources of funding that are relevant to you can seem overwhelming, so we hope the information accessible through this page will be helpful.

 Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate Master's Loan Scheme (Student Loans Company) 

The UK government is offering non-means tested loans of up to £10,609 for Home or EU students commencing a first Masters course in September 2018.

Please note, awarding of a postgraduate loan is subject to you meeting the eligibility criteria, and to ensure you continue to receive the loan, you must remain eligible throughout the course. Your eligibility for the loan is determined by your circumstances and the course you have applied for. 

If you are unsure whether your course qualifies for funding please contact sas@dmu.ac.uk for advice and clarification.

 

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans (Student Loans Company)

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans are being introduced for new students who are starting their studies in September 2018.

Please note, awarding of a postgraduate loan is subject to you meeting the eligibility criteria, and to ensure you continue to receive the loan, you must remain eligible throughout the course. Your eligibility for the loan is determined by your circumstances and the course you have applied for. 

If you are unsure whether your course qualifies for funding please contact sas@dmu.ac.uk for advice and clarification.

Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship

Recent Home and EU DMU graduates who achieved a minimum of 2:1 at undergraduate level may be eligible for a discount on their tuition fee of up to 50 per cent for selected full-time and part-time DMU taught master's courses via the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship.

International Alumni Scholarships

The International Alumni Scholarship is based on academic achievement and merit for students who have studied recently at DMU. Students will be entitled to a generous tuition fee scholarship or discount for selected taught master's or professional courses depending on the level of academic achievement attained.

There are also country-specific scholarships for international students who wish to study a postgraduate course at DMU.

British Federation of Women Graduates

This organisation offers scholarships to help with ongoing doctoral work e.g. PhD/ DPhil. 

Email address for British Federation of Women Graduates: grants@ffwg.org.uk  

Additional postgraduate loans and grants

Professional and Career Development Loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

The Professional and Career Development Loan is closing to new borrowers from 2019. The deadline for final applications (and top-ups to existing loans) is 25 January 2019, and you must start your course no later than 24 March 2019. 

Sir Thomas White Loans Charity

The Sir Thomas White Loans Charity offer interest-free loans of up to £10,000 for postgraduate study if you have lived in Leicestershire for more than three years and are aged over 18 years old and under 35 years old.

Telephone number for Sir Thomas White Loans Charity: +44 (0)116 204 6620

Sir Harry James Riddleston Charity of Leicester

Applicants may be able to borrow up to £10,000 interest-free for five to 10 years for business, vocational or education purposes from the Sir Harry James Riddleston Charity of Leicester. You must be aged over 21 and under 35 (applicants aged 18–20 may be considered in special circumstances) and reside in Leicestershire or Rutland.

Telephone number for Sir Harry Riddleston Charity of Leicester: +44 (0)1858 463322

Educational grants, trusts and charities

Some educational trusts and charities provide small grants to help towards books, fees or equipment. Lists of trusts and charities can be found in the The Grants Register, which is available in most public libraries and at DMU's Kimberlin Library. Additionally, there are several searchable online Grants databases such as Turn2us.

Funds for women graduates

Funds for Women Graduates offer grants towards living expenses for the final year of a PhD or DPhil for UK, EU or international students.

Telephone number for Funds for Women Graduates: +44 (0)1743 383047 

 

Additional Postgraduate Support Options

DMU Support Fund

We have launched a brand new DMU Support Fund for the 2017/18 academic year. Please see here for information on eligibility and how you can apply to the Fund.

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