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​Postgraduate funding

The majority of students who pursue postgraduate education support themselves through private means, usually from a combination of private savings, loans, or family support. Below is a link of resources and external funding bodies that we are aware of. (Please note that this list is provided for information only).

See below for links to a list of resouces and external funding bodies.

Postgraduate funding sources for international students
Postgraduate funding sources for home and EU students

Tuition fees

The links below detail the fees for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses for EU/ Home and international students who are both commencing and continuing studies in the 2017/18 academic year.

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 Academic Year for EU and Home students
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 Academic Year for International students  

20% postgraduate discount for alumni


Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire Undergraduate degree in 2016/17 and are moving on to a full time postgraduate or diploma in the academic year 2017/18 * will receive a 20% discount off the course fee. If students have completed their undergraduate course in 2015/16 or earlier they will receive a 10% discount. 

*Note re exclusions:  20% discount refers to all Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (including Masters by Research) programmes excluding PGCE, Graduate Diplomas’, and professional courses.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Take advantage of the governments postgraduate loan scheme for master’s courses:
• All eligible UK/EU students (under the age of 60) can benefit from loans of up to £10,280.
• A postgraduate loan can contribute to course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course.
• Applications for the postgraduate loan are now open.

Who can apply for the postgraduate loan?

Find out who can apply for the postgraduate loan and learn more about the repayments.

How to apply

• You can apply online
• Student Finance strongly recommend you apply at your soonest convenience to ensure you receive your loan in a timely manner.
• If your application to the University of Gloucestershire has been a little last minute, don't panic! The application deadline for a one year course is nine months from the first day of your academic year. For courses longer than this, the deadline is nine months after the first day of the final year of the course.

For further information on postgraduate loans see our detailed guide from Student Finance. You can also refer to the government website or the Student Room.

All applicants must be final year Undergraduates students with pass rate normally expected to progress onto postgraduate study. Students should be “self- funding” and not those who are taking up employment and whose fees may be paid by a company sponsor.

International scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships from £2,000 to £4,000 for undergraduate or PGT full masters courses. These will be awarded after receipt of application and offer and are valid for the first year of study only.
For further information please visit our finance and funding page.

Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL)

The PCDL loan that is designed to help you with your career. PCDLs are loans from a bank for between £300 and £10,000. PCDL’s have to be paid back (plus interest at a reduced rate) from 1 month after leaving your course. You will benefit from the government paying the interest while you study and for the first month after you finish your course. After this time, you start repaying the loan and interest. Please note that you have to repay your loan even if you don’t complete the course.

To find out which courses qualify and further information on PCDLs or to speak to a PCDL Adviser visit the Professional and Career Development Loans information.

Further information

For further information please contact our Money Advice team on: 01242 714535 or email moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk

If you have any queries about our international scholarships, please email scholarships@glos.ac.uk

The income team can provide information and advice on tuition fees:
Call 01242 714222 or email feesadmin@glos.ac.uk