This is a complex area; you may need to obtain advice as sources vary according to course and institution. Sources of funding include:
- Research Councils
- studentships and scholarships
- UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme - Government-backed Masters loans of up to £10,280 (due to increase to £10,609 for students starting in 2018-19).
- employer sponsorship
- professional and career development loan
- disability related support
- university bursaries
- trusts and charities
- teaching assistantships
- bank loans
- part time work
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities- which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality. For prospective students, contact the Careers and Employability Centre to get an access PIN.
Postgraduate study at Sheffield Hallam University
- Postgraduate progression scholarships: if you are thinking about postgraduate study at Sheffield Hallam University, you could qualify for a bursary towards your tuition fees. Find out about the latest information available and more funding information.
- Have a look at the new PhD portal on the jobs.ac.uk website which gives essential advice on all aspects of applying for a PhD
Postgraduate study abroad
- Look at the Prospects study abroad checklist and TARGETjobs guide to studying abroad
- Create a shortlist of suitable countries; Prospects and TARGETJobs has detailed information on study within the EU and overseas. If you are not confident enough to study in another language, are there courses within universities in that country which teach courses in English?
- For study in the USA, the Fulbright Commission has information on applying for courses, including funding information
- Interested in studying in Australia/New Zealand? Study Options has information on finding courses and how to apply.
- Use our suggested links to find out more about funding postgraduate study
- ERASMUS and Funding: a new loans system is available for students to study Masters courses in Europe, 12,000 Euros FOR 1 year or 18,000 Euros for 2 years. Details here.