Funding your postgraduate study

Funding your postgraduate study

If you require funding for your taught postgraduate programme, you should begin your research as soon as early as possible. The type of financial support you are entitled to will depend on your programme of study and your residency status.

Scottish students

SAAS Postgraduate Funding

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a universal student loan entitlement of £10,000 for all eligible taught postgraduate students. This comprises of a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500.

Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Applications for the loan will be open from April and repayment is added to existing undergraduate loans.

For more information visit the SAAS website.

PGT Excellence Scholarship

The University of Glasgow has a total of 28 PGT Excellence Awards available to UK and EU Students. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount. 

To be eligible, applicants must

  • demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours
  • hold an offer of a place for a full-time postgraduate taught programme
  • be classed as Home/EU and RUK for fee purposes

Find out more 

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students

Funding for English students

If you are an English student looking to study taught postgraduate programme in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for an English University. Finance is provided by Student Finance England.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

If you’re starting a masters degree*, you could get a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,609 to help with course fees and living costs.

* does not apply to Erasmus Mundus programmes

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you’re starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living costs.

The postgraduate loan is available for both full-time and part-time study postgraduate study if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined.

For more information visit
https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan 

Funding for Northern Irish students

If you are a Northern Irish student looking to study a taught Masters programme* in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for a University in Northern Ireland.

Northern Irish students are able to apply for non-means-tested tuition fee loans of up to £5,500, to help with the costs of funding

For more information visit
www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/types-of-finance/postgraduate

* does not apply to Erasmus Mundus programmes

Funding for Welsh Students

If you are a Welsh student looking to study a postgraduate programme in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for a Welsh University.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

If you’re starting a masters degree*, you could get a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,280 to help with course fees and living costs.

* does not apply to Erasmus Mundus programmes

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you’re starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living costs.

For more information visit
http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students

PGT Excellence Scholarship

The University of Glasgow has a total of 28 PGT Excellence Awards available to UK and EU Students. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount. 

To be eligible, applicants must

  • demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours
  • hold an offer of a place for a full-time postgraduate taught programme
  • be classed as Home/EU and RUK for fee purposes

Find out more

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


EU (non-UK) students

SAAS Postgraduate Funding

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan entitlement of up to £5,500 for all eligible one-year full-time taught postgraduate students from non-UK EU countries.

Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Applications for the funding will be open from April and repayment is added to any existing undergraduate loans.

For more information visit the SAAS website.

PGT Excellence Scholarship

The University of Glasgow has a total of 28 PGT Excellence Awards available to UK and EU Students. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount. 

To be eligible, applicants must

  • demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours
  • hold an offer of a place for a full-time postgraduate taught programme
  • be classed as Home/EU and RUK for fee purposes

Find out more

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


International students

International students should visit our in your country pages for the latest financial information and scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Database

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you undertake a taught postgraduate qualification. You can find up-to-date information on what's available through our Scholarship Database.

Our Graduate Schools

Our Graduate School web pages also have a wealth of useful scholarship and financial information.


Useful links

Information on sources of funding may be obtained from the following websites:

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Some departments offer Graduate Teaching Assistantships to postgraduate research students, which involve conducting tutorials and undertaking other teaching-related duties for first and second-year undergraduate students. Many students find that being a Graduate Teaching Assistant is an excellent way of gaining valuable work experience, as well as a means of supplementing their income. You should enquire at the relevant graduate school office for information on opportunities available in your destination department.