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Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

  1. The Harry James Riddleston Charity

    Residents of Leicestershire and Rutland aged between 21 and 34 may be eligible for an interest-free loan of up to £10,000.
    The Harry Riddleston Charity of Leicester
  2. Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

    Those aged over 18 and under 35 who have lived in Leicestershire or Rutland for three years or more may be entitled to an interest-free loan of up to £10,000.
    Sir Thomas White Loan Charity
  3. Other 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. We provide support through DMU Works, our 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.

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 offers  support in a number of areas, including information about fees, grants and bursaries, and advice on bank accounts, benefits and bills.

T: (0116) 257 7595 (option 3)
E: (for tuition fees, grants and bursaries)
E: (for bank accounts, benefits and bills)