Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

Charities and trusts

The Directory of Social Change details 4,500 UK trusts and foundations that give around £3.9 billion each year. Other publications that can be accessed at local libraries, or the Kimberlin Library on the DMU campus for existing DMU students, include:

  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts (Charities AidFoundation)
  • The Grants Register (Macmillan Press)
  • The Charities Digest (Waterlow Information Services)

Other sources of funding

Employer funding

Many employers contribute to the funding of postgraduate course for their employees. When making a case to your employer, it is important to demonstrate the benefits of postgraduate study, such as specific career-related skills and knowledge as well as general skills developed during a course or programme. If your employer only agrees to partial funding, you may be able to negotiate additional help with resources or study leave.

Part-time work

Many postgraduate students use a part-time job to help fund their studies. Our Careers Team provides support and has an online job bank for our students and graduates, which posts more than 1,000 vacancies per year.

Unitemps provides employment opportunities to current students, graduates and members of the local community.

Alternatively, you can become one of our paid Student Ambassadors, who represent and promote DMU to prospective students at events throughout the year.

The Harry James Riddleston charity

The Harry James Riddleston Charity: Residents of Leicestershire and Rutland, aged over 18 and under 45 may be eligible to borrow a loan up to £10,000.

The Harry Riddleston Charity of Leicester

Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

Sir Thomas White Loan Charity: Those aged over 18 and under 45 who have lived in Leicestershire or Rutland for three years or more may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000.

Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

Paying your fees

When you arrive at DMU, you can select from two payment options:

  • One single payment of the full tuition fee at registration
  • Payment by instalment (online by either direct debit or credit/debit card)
    - Three (termly) instalments - normally October, January and April, but can be adjusted for non-standard term dates, or
    - Up to seven monthly instalments - commencing 2 November, but can be adjusted for non-standard term dates

If your employer or a sponsor is paying your tuition fees, you will need to provide confirmation on headed paper at registration, including the full amount they are contributing and invoicing details. Please note that some courses require a deposit to be paid in advance, so check individual course information for further details.

Useful contacts

Our Student Finance and Welfare team offer support and advice on all aspects of money matters, including financial help, funding your studies and tuition fees.

T: (0116) 257 7595 (option 3)

E: (for information and advice on student loans, tuition fees and bursaries)

E: (for information and advice on funding your studies, help applying for student funding and budgeting)