Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans England only (PTFL)


If you plan to take a postgraduate master’s course from 1 August 2016, you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with course fees and living costs. You can apply from late June 2016. You have to repay your Postgraduate Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment. You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

If you’re studying by distance learning, you can also apply.

Examples of postgraduate master’s qualifications include:

  • MSc (Master of Science)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MPhil (Master of Philosophy)
  • MRes (Master of Research)
  • LLM (Master of Law)
  • MLitt (Master of Letters)
  • MFA (Master of Fine Art)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)

If you plan to study for Master of Architecture (MArch) or an Integrated Master’s qualification, you should apply for undergraduate support


Your course must:  be provided by a university or college in the UK (including the Open University)  lead to a postgraduate master’s degree. It can be taught or research-based and studied:  full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years  part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course  part-time for 3 years, where no equivalent full-time course exists If you’re studying by distance learning, you can also apply.

Eligible Countries

  • England

Eligible Programmes


up to £10,000