Private Postgraduate Bank Loans - University of Birmingham

Government Postgraduate Loan – University of Birmingham

  • The loans are non-means examined and accessible to students who can be beneath the age of 60 on the primary day of the primary yr of their programme. In this occasion, the tutorial yr is a interval of 12 months beginning on 1 September (in case your course begins between 1 August and 31 December), 1 January (in case your course begins between 1 January and 31 March), 1 April (in case your course begins between 1 April and 30 June) or 1 July (in case your course begins between 1 July and 31 July).

  • The loan is obtainable to UK nationals (and people with settled standing within the UK) who’ve been ordinarily resident within the UK and Islands for 3 years by the primary day of their course (a short lived absence for examine or journey is not going to hurt an utility).

  • Students should even have been most lately resident in England, which implies that Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish candidates have to already be residing in England to be eligible (and never have moved to England simply to check). For students from different components of the UK, please see the next pages for postgraduate loans in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • If you are an EU student beginning a course on or after 1 August 2021, it’s essential to have settled or pre-settled standing beneath the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

  • Distance studying candidates should reside in England on the primary day of their course after which stay residing in both the UK for the entire course (if a UK nationwide) or in England for the entire course (if an EU nationwide).

  • Students who already maintain a Masters qualification (or an equal or higher-level qualification, which incorporates undergraduate built-in Masters {qualifications}, corresponding to MSci or MEng, and many others.) is not going to be eligible for the loan.  

  • The loan just isn’t accessible to students eager to ‘top up’ a lower-level qualification to a Masters diploma. The course have to be a full, standalone Masters course.

  • The loan just isn’t accessible for PGCert (Postgraduate Certificate) and PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma) programs, or the place the postgraduate course is funded by undergraduate student finance, corresponding to Initial Teacher Training, built-in Masters (MSci, MEng) or Physiotherapy. 

  • Full-time programmes may be 1 or 2 years in period.

  • Part-time programmes lasting 2 to 4 educational years are eligible, as long as they’re not more than twice the size of the equal full-time course. Where no equal full-time course exists, part-time programmes may be as much as 3 years in period. If your course doesn’t meet these period necessities then it’s not eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. 

  • Postgraduate students can apply for a single allowance Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) cost of as much as £10,993 to help them of their course.  They don’t want to use for the Postgraduate Masters Loan to obtain this help.  However, in all cases, when DSA help is required for a Masters course students ought to full a DSA1 full kind. 

  • Students will not be eligible for the loan if they’re eligible to obtain another bursary from any of the next organisations:

    • National Health Service (NHS)
    • Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
    • Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
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For extra info, or to hunt clarification as to eligible programmes, verify the Government Postgraduate Loan web site.