Postgraduate funding and scholarships

With multiple funding support options available, postgraduate study is more accessible than ever before. Whether you’re considering studying at UWE Bristol for the first time, or if you know us well as a graduate or final year undergraduate student, you can now take the next step to making your professional ambitions a reality.

If you’re considering postgraduate study and you’ve not studied at UWE Bristol previously, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan.

Full-time postgraduate students

Home (UK) and EU

Part-time postgraduate students

Home (UK) and EU

International students

Funding for international students is dependent on your fee status, type of programme and when you start your studies. Explore funding options for international students.

UWE Bristol alumni

As a former student you may be entitled to a discount off the price of your course, along with a postgraduate loan should you require it. Find out more about UWE Bristol Alumni Scholarships.

Final year or recent UWE Bristol students

If you’re currently in your final year of undergraduate study with us or have recently graduated, you may be eligible for our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. This scholarship provides a tuition fee discount of 50% on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate Masters loans for 2019/20 academic year

Postgraduate Loans (PGLs) are available from Student Finance to study a Masters course. Masters students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,906 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Please note: applications for 2019/20 postgraduate funding open in May. It is still possible to apply for 2018/19 funding.

If you are unlikely to be eligible for the postgraduate loan scheme there are a variety of other funding and scholarship options that might be able to help as detailed in the links below.

Student loans and Sharia Law

Some Muslims and members of other faiths may be deterred from taking out the UK government's student loans, due to the interest payment system. We have prepared this document on student loans and Sharia Law for undergraduate and postgraduate students who need to finance their education, and who also have questions or concerns about Sharia compliance.

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