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Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Funding

Funding applications are now open.

Welsh and English students can now borrow up to £10,280 to study at masters level at any UK university, including Wrexham Glyndwr.    

The £10,280 can be used to pay for your tuition fees or other costs associated with studying, such as living costs or course expenses. The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options – part-time, full-time and distance learning.

APPLICATIONS FOR COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2017 ARE NOW OPEN. 

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

If you normally reside in England, you may be able to apply for funding now if your course started after 1st August 2016.

Welsh 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

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

Students from Wales who enrol on a Master’s degree will be eligible for a maximum £10,280 loan from this September (2017/18).

The Welsh Government has announced legislative changes for postgraduate funding, in line with those unveiled last year in England.

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

The applicant cycle in Wales is expected to commence on Sunday, June 11, for a September 2017 entry.

More information for Welsh Students

 

EU students

You are eligible for the Postgraduate Loan if all of the following apply:

  • you’re a UK or EU national, or have ‘settled status’, so there are no restrictions on how long you can stay
  • you normally live in England, and didn’t move there just to study
  • you’ve been living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course

For further details please see Government Postgraduate loans.

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 £10,280 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 £10,280 during this year.  If your course is over two-years, you will receive £5,140 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.


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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