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UK Government Loans

From 2018 onwards the UK Government is offering postgraduate loans for those studying Master's and Doctoral degrees.

The UK Master's Loan offers up to £10,609 per programme for 2018 English entrants on to Master's degrees. The Loan is available for any taught Master's programme including MRes programmes and part-time study. You must be aged under 60 on 1 August of the year in which you start your programme, and other eligibility criteria will also apply.

The UK PhD Loans are new for September 2018 entry and you will be able to apply for a PhD loan if you are an UK national, ordinarily resident in England, beginning a PhD at any UK university in the 2018-19 academic year. There are many other ways to  and Queen Mary encourages PhD applicants to persue all scholarship avenues before considering taking out a loan. 

Get more information about how to apply, eligibility criteria, payment information, and loan repayments, including salary scales and interest rates from Queen Mary's Postgraduate Funding advice guide or read the government's latest guidance at

The two videos below summarise the two different schemes for Master's and PhD loans.

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