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Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Funding

English Students

To be eligible for the loan, you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course
  • Normally reside in England
  • Studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning

More information for English Students

Welsh & EU Students

To be eligible for the loan, you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course
  • Normally reside in Wales
  • Studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning

 You can find out more by watching this video below by Student Finance Wales.

Eligible students from Wales and the EU who enrol on a Master’s degree starting in September 2019 are eligible for a maximum £17,000 loan.

Students beginning a full or part-time course based anywhere in the UK on or after August 1, 2019, can apply for the loan.

Postgraduate Scholarship Regulations 2018-19

More information for Welsh Students


To check if you are able to get a Postgraduate Loan for your course here at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, please contact our student fees and funding team.

What am I entitled to?

The loan isn’t means-tested and will allow you to borrow up to a maximum of £17,000 (Welsh & EU students) or £10,609 (English students) per course to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs.  If you are in receipt of any other form of funding, such as scholarships or bursaries, this will not affect your eligibility for the loan.

Typically, postgraduate courses last between 1-4 years, depending on whether you are studying full-time or part-time. 

For full-time students on a one year programme, you will be entitled to the full loan amount during this year.  If your course is over two-years, you will receive half for the first year of study, and the rest in your final year. 

Your annual loan payment will be paid into your bank account in three instalments during the academic year.

The earliest you will begin to repay the loan will be April 2019.

Repayments will only commence once you are earning a minimum salary of £21,000 per year.

For more information about our postgraduate programmes, see our postgraduate courses section or visit one of our postgraduate open evenings.

WGU Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

The university offers a Postgraduate Alumni scholarship scheme for taught postgraduate study in academic year 2019/20.

To be eligible for the alumni scholarship, the prospective student must meet the entry requirements for their chosen postgraduate programme of study and be in receipt of an unconditional offer for entry on to that programme before the application deadline, as well as enrolment and registration conditions.

The following fee-waiver is available to Wrexham Glyndwr University graduates and wish to undertake a full or part-time postgraduate taught degree programme at Wrexham Glyndwr University.

  • 20% for graduates who have secured a first-class degree
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:1
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:2

NB: This is not applicable to students studying at Franchise or partner institutes

How to Apply: Applicants who meet the Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship criteria and have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate programme of study will automatically have the alumni scholarship applied following enrolment. If you have any questions about the process, please see the contact details below.

The application deadline is July 26, 2019.

Terms and conditions apply, please see the Postgraduate Alumni Scholarships regulations 2019/20‌‌ for more information.

Alternative funding for Postgraduate courses

Employer sponsorship

Many graduates take up postgraduate study directly after completing their first degree.  However there is always the option of deferring your further study to a later date - this way you may even be lucky enough to work for an employer who is able to pay for - or at least part-fund your course, particularly if the course is relevant to your career progression.

An employer-sponsored postraduate course can be an ideal arrangement - you will be given the opportunity to achieve a qualification that will improve your ability to do the job and will open up your career prospects, and your employer will benefit from a better-qualified, more productive and better motivated employee.

Key things to agree with your employer:

  • How the fees will be paid (will you be liable for any of the costs?)
  • Who will pay for your study materials?
  • Time off for classes, revision and exams
  • Will this time off be deducted from your holiday allowance?
  • Will you be tied in to an agreement. If so, how long for?

Professional and Career Development Loans

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [10206]. 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.

Click here for further information on alternative funding options

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