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Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Funding

What am I entitled to?

Welsh Students

Students from Wales who enrol on a Master’s degree starting in September 2020 are eligible for up to £17,489 as a mixture of loans and grants.

A non-means tested loan is available to all eligible students. The amount of loan will be equal to the total support (£17,489) less the total grant a student is eligible for.

A non-means tested base grant of £1,000 is available to all eligible students.

An additional means-tested grant of £6,885 is also available.

Eligible students beginning a full or part-time course based anywhere in the UK on or after August 1, 2020, can apply for student finance.

To be eligible 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.

More information for Welsh Students

English Students

To be eligible for a 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

To check if you are able to get student finance for your course here at Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University, please contact our student fees and funding team.

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

Welsh Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme

The Master’s bursaries will continue to be available for the 2021/22 academic year:

· A £4,000 bursary for people over the age of 60. The grant aims to provide additional support for students over 60, who are currently unable to access the same financial support as younger students due to HM Treasury restrictions.
· A £2,000 bursary for graduates of all ages studying a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, often referred to as ‘STEMM’ subjects.
· A £1,000 bursary to study through the medium of Welsh. The bursary aims to support the continued development of the Welsh-speaking workforce and help achieve the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

‌WGU Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

The university offers a Postgraduate Alumni scholarship scheme for taught postgraduate study in the academic year 2021/22.

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

A discount of 10% on our online-only postgraduate courses is available for our graduates who achieved a first-class, 2:1 or 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.

Terms and conditions apply, please see the Wrexham Glyndwr University Postgraduate scholarship 2021/22‌ for more information.

2021/22 applications must be received by 31 August 2021.

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?


Click here for further information on alternative funding options

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