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  • SAAS postgraduate loans


    • Fee Status

      Rest of UK

    • Subject

      Anatomy / Forensic Anthropology / Forensic and Medical Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Design, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Business (Accountancy / Economics / Finance / International Business), Civil Engineering, Community Learning and Development, Computing, Dentistry, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, English / Creative Writing / Film Studies, European Studies, Geography / Environmental Science, History, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Social Work

    • Value

      Up to £10,000

    • Level of Study


    • Mode of Study

      Full-time, Part-time

    • Start Date

      September 2017

    • Duration

    • Helps With

      Living costs, Tuition Fees

    • Country

      UK: Scotland

      EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden



The Students Award Agency Scotland have announced the introduction of a universal student loan entitlement of £10,000 for all eligible one year full time taught postgraduate students for entry 2017/8.

  • Students studying an approved one year full time taught programme can study part/time over two years and apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year
  • There will no longer be a limit on the number of funded places available to Scottish domiciled students studying an eligible course in the rest of the UK.  The current arrangements will still apply with funding offered as long as the course is not available in Scotland.
  • Tuition fee loans will provided for full time EU students undertaking a postgraduate course commencing in 2017/8

You will have to fund the difference between the tuition fee loan awarded and the actual cost of the course.

Further Information

There are no changes to the current loan repayment arrangements.  Postgraduate loans will be added to a student’s existing undergraduate loan and repaid as a single loan balance.

How to Apply

You can apply from April 2017 to SAAS, please see the SAAS website or you can contact SAAS on +44(0)300 555 0505