UK master’s student funding

If you are a prospective master’s student from the UK, there are potential sources of funding available.

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students studying taught and research master’s courses. The maximum loan available for 2021/22 is £11,570. Applications for courses starting from September 2021 are open now.

Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes

Recent Manchester graduates may be eligible for a scholarship.

Manchester Master's Bursary

A number of bursaries for students from widening participation backgrounds are available for UK students on master's courses. 

Living Cost Support Fund

This fund awards small grants and loans to students facing financial hardship. Applications can be made all year round and submitted by any eligible students, regardless of study level or nationality.

Funding database

Our funding opportunities database contains details of the major student award schemes offered by the British government and other organisations, as well as a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.