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Funding a Masters

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students. These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding. Undergraduate scholarships can be found here: Home/EU and International.

School bursaries and scholarships (Home/EU and Overseas)

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

The scholarship opportunities currently available in Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel, monthly personal living allowance and other expensesFull tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowance
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsHealth Systems, Global Policy,
Global Public Health and Policy (among other programmes)
Up to 6 awards availableFull tuition fees and air fares, maintenance allowance (£1,268/month), grant of up to £225 to cover thesis costs, £401 for warm clothing allowance, £200 for study travel, cost of up to 10kgs of excess baggage (books only) for scholars returning home at the end of their awardsOverseas (National of a Commonwealth developing country and not at present living or studying in a developed country)
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Commonwealth Distance Learning ScholarshipsClinical Distance Learning Masters10-15£18,000Overseas(National of a Commonwealth developing country)
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences for 2017-18 entry are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsAll MSc programmesNo limit£5,000Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Business and Management

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Business and Management for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all Schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsPublic Administration (among other programmes)Up to 6 awards availableFull tuition fees and air fares, maintenance allowance (£1,268/month), grant of up to £225 to cover thesis costs, £401 for warm clothing allowance, £200 for study travel, cost of up to 10kgs of excess baggage (books only) for scholars returning home at the end of their awardsOverseas(National of a Commonwealth developing country and not at present living or studying in a developed country)
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UKFull tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US citizens
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Economics and Finance

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Economics and Finance for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
School of Economics and Finance scholarships

Preference given to the following courses:
MSc Economics,
MSc Finance,
MSc Investment and Finance,
MSc Investment Banking ,
MSc Finance and Econometrics,
MSc Behavioural Finance

Some scholarships also available for the following courses:
MSc Banking and Finance,
MSc Business Finance,
MSc Wealth Management

Up to 60 awards across the programmes.

£5,000

Exception:
MSc in Economics will be worth up to £10,000

Home/EU/Overseas (Preference given to the following countries: Bangladesh,  France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam
LLM Law and Economics (joint with CCLS)21/2 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
MSc Law and Finance (joint with CCLS)21/3 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
MSc Mathematical Finance (joint with SMS)5£5,000Home/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UKFull tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsAll MSc programmesNo limit£5,000 dependent on academic backgroundOverseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Engineering and Materials Science

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Engineering and Materials Science for 2017-18 entry are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsAll MSc programmesNo limit£5,000Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsSustainable Energy Engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems (among other programmes)Up to 6 awards availableFull tuition fees and air fares, maintenance allowance (£1,268/month), grant of up to £225 to cover thesis costs, £401 for warm clothing allowance, £200 for study travel, cost of up to 10kgs of excess baggage (books only) for scholars returning home at the end of their awardsOverseas (National of a Commonwealth developing country and not at present living or studying in a developed country)
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of English and Drama

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of English and Drama for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
School of English and Drama scholarshipsMA in English Studies, MA in Poetry, MA in Theatre and Performance11/2 Tuition feesHome
MA in English Studies, MA in Poetry, MA in Theatre and Performance11/2 Tuition feesOverseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Geography

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Geography for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Walter Oldershaw AwardAny masters course in the School of Geography8£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
Worshipful Company of Water Conservators bursaryMSc Integrated Management of Freshwater EnvironmentsVaries from year to yearUp to £4,000Home students
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsMA Development and Global Health,
MA Global Development Futures,
MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments (among other programmes)
Up to 6 awards availableFull tuition fees and air fares, maintenance allowance (£1,268/month), grant of up to £225 to cover thesis costs, £401 for warm clothing allowance, £200 for study travel, cost of up to 10kgs of excess baggage (books only) for scholars returning home at the end of their awardsOverseas (National of a Commonwealth developing country and not at present living or studying in a developed country)
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of History

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of History for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
BASF (Ludwigshafen/GERMANY)MA in Anglo-German Cultural Relations4£8200Home/EU
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Law

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Law for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Law scholarshipsLLM International Dispute Resolution1£18,950Home/EU/Overseas
LLM10Full tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
LLM in Criminal Justice21/2 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
LLM International Economic Law21/2 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
LLM in Paris (funded by QMUL CCLS and McDermott, Will and Emery in Partnership with AFJE)11/2 tuition feesHome/EU
LLM in Paris (in conjunction with the Paris Bar School (EFB)2£3,750Home / EU
School of Law QMUL-Sorbonne Double LLM Scholarship1£7,500Home/EU/Overseas
LLM International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece)2£5,500Home/EU
School of Law QMUL CCLS LLM Rwandan Scholarship260% tuition fee reductionOverseas
School of Law QMUL LLM UNILAG Scholarship1Full tuition feeOverseas
LLM Law and Economics (joint with SEF)21/2 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
MSc Law and Finance (joint with SEF)21/3 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
International Arbitration Charity Ball ScholarshipLLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution1£13,400 (for Home/EU student)
Or
£19,500 (for non-home/EU student)
Home/EU/Overseas
The Kalisher Trust Scholarship in Criminal JusticeLLM in Criminal Justice1This scholarship will cover full tuition fee costs and contribute £6,000 towards living expenses for the 2017/18 academic yearHome
Herchel Smith ScholarshipMSc Management of Intellectual Property2£8,200Home/EU/Overseas
John Kemp ScholarshipMSc Management of Intellectual Property1£500Qualification from a UK university
Roy Goode ScholarshipAny LLM in London (although must study Commercial Law topics)1Full tuition feeHome/EU
Norton Rose Fulbright CCLS ScholarshipsLLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law2Full tuition feeHome/EU
QMUL Latin American Fund 2017/18LLM (All strands), LLM in Law and Economics, MSc in Law and Finance41/2 tuition feesHome/EU/Overseas
SCL LLM Computer and Communications Law BursaryLLM Computer and Communications Law1£11,000Home/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
BLACA BursaryLLM Intellectual Property Law or MSc in Management of Intellectual Property1£6000 to be paid as contribution towards tuition feesHome/EU
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Mathematical Sciences

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Mathematical Sciences for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
School of Mathematical Sciences Academic Excellence AwardMSc Mathematics5£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsMSc Network ScienceNo limit£5,000Overseas
Network Sciences Academic Excellence AwardMSc Network Science5£5,000Home/EU
Financial Computing Academic Excellence AwardMSc Financial Computing5£5,000Home/EU/Overseas
Financial Mathematics Vietnam Excellence ScholarshipMSc Mathematical Finance or MSc Financial Computing2£5,000Overseas(Vietnam)
MSc Mathematical Finance Academic Excellence Scholarship (joint with SEF)MSc Mathematical Finance5£5,000Home/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll MSc Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Physics and Astronomy

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Physics and Astronomy for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsAll MSc programmesNo limit£5,000International students
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
GREAT-QMUL ScholarshipAll UG and PG Taught Programmes6 (2 per Faculty)£5,000Overseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

School of Politics and International Relations

The scholarship opportunities currently available in the School of Politics and International Relations for 2017-18 are:
ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
SPIR-OP JGU ScholarshipVarious250% tuition-fee waiverOverseas - India
SPIR-INDIA ScholarshipVarious250% tuition-fee waiverOverseas - India. This scholarship has closed.
Santander Masters ScholarshipAll MSc and MA programmes in all schools3 (1 per Faculty)£3,000Home/EU/Overseas
QMUL-Chevening Scholarships and Partner AwardsAny discipline1500 available across the UK.Full tuition fees, travel to and from UK, arrival allowance, cost of visa application, excess baggage allowance, grant for thesis, monthly personal living allowanceOverseas from a Chevening-eligible country
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsInternational Business and Politics (among other programmes)Up to 6 awards availableFull tuition fees and air fares, maintenance allowance (£1,268/month), grant of up to £225 to cover thesis costs, £401 for warm clothing allowance, £200 for study travel, cost of up to 10kgs of excess baggage (books only) for scholars returning home at the end of their awardsOverseas (National of a Commonwealth developing country and not at present living or studying in a developed country)
Marshall ScholarshipsAny discipline1 across all QMUL postgraduate coursesUniversity fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the USUS Citizens
Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate AwardsAny discipline3 (1 per Faculty)University fees + £14,300 stipend for travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc.US Citizens
Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny masters course, must have developmental relevance.Several hundred available across the UKUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesOverseas
HESPALAny discipline1 across all QMUL masters coursesUniversity fees, monthly stipend, other expensesCitizens of Palestine
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty AwardAny disciplineUnlimited£1000Home/EU/Overseas Queen Mary graduates

 

Please note School scholarships are subject to university-wide Terms and Conditions as well as any course/School/Faculty conditions or criteria outline.

Postgraduate Funding Guide

Our Advice and Counselling Service has produced a guide about how to fund your postgraduate studies that provides information and advice to Home and EU students.

Alternative sources of funding (Home/EU students)

New Postgraduate Loans Scheme (PGL)

A government-backed Postgraduate Loans Scheme (PGL) is available for Masters degrees for the 2017/18 academic year.

How much can a student borrow?

Loans of up to £10,000 are available for eligible students. For part-time courses, the £10,000 is split over the number of years that the course lasts. Eg for a two-year course, you would get up to £5000 in each year. It is paid in three equal instalments across the academic year.

Who is eligible for a PGL?

This loan is only for students undertaking a taught Masters or Masters by Research degree in any subject.

The following criteria apply:

  • You must be aged under 60 on 1st August of the year in which you start your course.
  • You must be ordinarily resident in the UK or Islands of the UK on the first day of the first academic year of the course. As an EU student, you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland for three years prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • You must have been most recently resident in England.
  • You must not have moved to England from elsewhere in the UK or Islands of the UK solely for the purpose of attending the course. Temporary absences from the UK, such as travel, will not prevent an applicant from being eligible.
  • You must also be a new student - you will not qualify if you already hold a Masters degree (regardless of how it was funded or whether it was achieved outside the UK).

Following the UK's exit from the EU, EU nationals who are assessed as eligible to receive the Postgraduate Loan will continue to receive this loan for the duration of their course. Find out more about: EU Nationals and Student Finance in England.

Which courses qualify for a PGL?

All subjects qualify under this scheme. Eligible Masters courses include the following:

  • MSc (Master of Science)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MPhil (Master of Philosophy) on entry ie only if this is not undertaken as an integral part of a postgraduate Doctoral degree
  • MRes (Master of Research) on entry ie only if this is not undertaken as an integral part of a postgraduate Doctoral degree
  • LLM (Master of Laws)

Ineligible courses include:

  • Postgraduate Doctoral degrees
  • Masters degrees undertaken as an integral part of a postgraduate Doctoral degree
  • Postgraduate Certificates (PgCert) and Postgraduate Diplomas (PgDip)

PGLs are available for study at any UK university with degree awarding powers or an alternative authority funded Higher Education provider with degree awarding powers. A full-time course must be a maximum of two years long and a part-time course a maximum of four years.

How do loan repayments work?

PGLs will be repayable from April after course completion, from April 2019. So if you undertake a one-year programme in the 2016-17 academic year, you will have a year’s break before you become liable for repayments in April 2019.

The loan is income-contingent so you will only be liable to make repayments once you are earning at least £21,000 a year. You will repay 6% of your income above £21,000 plus interest at the current RPI (Retail Prices Index), plus an additional 3%.

If you will also be repaying an undergraduate loan, which is repayable at 9% of income above £21,000 a year, your combined loan repayments will total 15% of income above £21,000. Take a look at this webpage for worked examples.

If you are repaying from overseas, the repayment threshold will be based on the cost of living in your country of residence.

How are applications made?

Applications for the new postgraduate loans are now open. Login or create an account at the Student Finance England website to apply.

New UK PhD Loans

In addition to the PGL for Masters courses, the government has also announced a separate PhD Loans Scheme. Instead of providing a replacement for Research Council studentships, the loans are intended to expand access to PhD study for students who would otherwise self-fund all or part of their doctorates. Exact details of the PhD loans have yet to be confirmed, and it is currently unclear when they will be implemented. Keep an eye on our website as we will be updating this section as soon as further details are announced.

Erasmus+ Masters Loan for EU students

European students may also qualify for the Erasmus+ Masters Loan. This is designed to give European graduates access to affordable loans to study for a Masters degree in another country.

Applications are open for French and Spanish nationals and dates are yet to be announced for other EU member states

Visit our International Students section to see if your country is taking part yet in the Erasmus+ Masters Loan Scheme

Find out more about the Erasmus+ Masters Loan Scheme

Research councils

Research council studentships are available for some Masters courses. Candidates must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for a period of three years prior to the date of their application (not wholly or mainly for the purposes of full-time education).

Career development loans

Postgraduate students wishing to undertake certain vocational courses who cannot obtain alternative funding may borrow a maximum of £8,000 to cover 80 per cent of course fees plus related expenses. Repayments are delayed and the Government pays the interest during the course and for one month afterwards. Details can be found on the Directgov website.

Employer sponsorship

Many employers are willing to sponsor their employees on either a full-time or part-time basis as part of their career development. If you are in employment you should consider asking your employers whether they can assist with the funding of postgraduate study.

StudentFunder Ltd (social enterprise)

Students enrolling on postgraduate and professional courses can use StudentFunder.com to fund their studies.

StudentFunder.com enables UK, EU and International candidates to launch a crowdfunding campaign and apply for affordable loans. For more information, please visit: www.studentfunder.com.

Alternative sources of funding (Overseas)

Queen Mary continues, more than ever, to attract large numbers of sponsored students from all over the world. Scholarship providers offering funding opportunities to international students wishing to study in the UK are listed below.

Additional scholarship providers offering funding opportunities to international students wishing to study in the UK are listed below.

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