Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans England only (PTFL)


If you’re starting a master’s degree, you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,609 to help with course fees and living costs. You have to repay your Postgraduate Master’s 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.

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/regions

  • England

Eligible programmes


up to £10,609

How to apply

The quickest way to apply will be online at .