Postgraduate Student Loan for Welsh and European Union Students

The Welsh Government has proposed a Postgraduate Loan for new eligible Welsh domiciled students in 2017/18.

Please see below for details of what is currently known about the main criteria of the scheme, however until the regulations are confirmed policy details are subject to change.

  • The Postgraduate Loan is intended to be non means-tested and a contribution towards the cost of study

  • UK nationals resident in Wales, EU, EEA and Swiss students resident in Wales may be eligible

  • You can apply for a loan of up to £10,280

  • The Loan will be paid directly to the student to be used towards course and/or living costs

  • Both taught and research master's courses are eligible, including MA, MSc, MBA and MRes (excluding PG Cert & Diploma)

  • Full-time, part-time & distance learning master's programmes may be eligible (eligible courses must be either 1 or 2 years full-time or 2 or 4 years part-time).

Part-time must be a minimum of 50% intensity at the start of the course, compared to the duration of the equivalent full-time course per academic year).

Further details will be available when information has been confirmed.