Please note that for courses completed over more than 1 year, you may not be able to draw down the maximum available loan. If your course fees are higher in any year than the amount of loan available, you will need to pay the difference to the university.
|Overview:||Student loans for taught and research postgraduate courses in all subjects.|
1 year course
The maximum you can apply for is up to £5,500 for tuition fees.
If your course is longer than 1 year
For a 2 year course, you can apply for a loan up to a maximum of £2,750 each year.
For a 3 year course, you can apply for a loan up to a maximum of £1,833 for the first 2 years and £1,834 in the 3rd year.
Example of a 2 year course:
Year 1: Rachel is undertaking 60 CATs. The course fee is £1,967. This is less than the maximum available loan of £2,750, however, the unused amount cannot be drawn down or carried forward to the following year.
Year 2: Rachel is undertaking 120 CATs. The course fee is £3,933 but the maximum available loan is £2,750. Rachel will have to pay the remaining £1,183 to the university.
|Students:||UK nationals ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland / EU students studying in Northern Ireland.|
|Location:||Any UK university.|
9% of earnings over £18,330 per year, with postgraduate and undergraduate debt combined.
The postgraduate tuition fee loan (PG TFL) for postgraduate study is:
*subject to eligibility; please see below for details.
There is no age limit, upper or lower, for the loan.
UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the academic year of their course. They must have been most recently resident in Northern Ireland and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course.
Temporary absences from the home address, such as for education or travelling, will not prevent an applicant being eligible. Eligible UK nationals may use the postgraduate tuition fee loan in any UK authority funded Higher Education Provider.
Individuals may be eligible if they are an EU national or if they have residency status of refugee in the UK, leave to enter or remain in the UK, EEA or Swiss migrant workers, a family member of any of the previous categories, or a child of a Swiss national, or child of a Turkish worker.
Eligible EU nationals may use the postgraduate tuition fee loan in any NI authority funded Higher Education Provider.
The postgraduate tuition fee loan is available for the following postgraduate courses:
**Note: Students will only be eligible to take out one Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan.
Students will not be eligible for repeat funding, even where they do not complete the course, unless they have a compelling personal reason.
For full terms and conditions please contact Student Finance NI:
*Terms and conditions apply
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