Students in England
If your course starts on or after 1 August 2018 you can get up to £10,609 for your whole course. If you’re studying for 2, 3 or 4 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course. The loan will be paid in 3 instalments of 33%, 33% and 34% each year. You get the first payment after your course start date, once your university or college confirms that you’ve registered.
If your course started in academic year 2017 to 2018 you can get up to £10,280.
All of our master's courses are eligible (though not Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas)
How it works:
- Apply for your master's programme via our course pages.
- Register with us and pay for at least one module.
- Apply for your loan. Enter the University of London International Programmes on the application.
- We confirm your eligibility with Student Finance, which pays the loan either to you (England and Wales) or to the university (Northern Ireland).
- You will need to budget accordingly to ensure that you meet the payment deadlines. This is regardless of when you receive your loan instalments.
- Distance learning master's courses (full-time and part-time) are eligible for loans.
- Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are not eligible.
- Part-time students must study at an average intensity of 50% of a full-time course.
- The loans are not means-tested.
- Students must be under the age of 60 at the point of applying.
- Applicants must not hold a master's level course or equivalent (even from overseas).
- Applicants will not be eligible if they have outstanding student loan arrears.
You can learn more about Postgraduate Loans at the Student Room.
Student Finance England 2019-20
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).
The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year.
The OfS will start publishing providers on its register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by September 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS.
More information at the OfS website.