Masters funding

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UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Government-backed loans for Masters programmes are making postgraduate study a realistic option for the first time in years.

Click here to find out if you're eligible, how you can apply, and about repayment terms.

Key facts

You can borrow up to £10,609

Available for any Masters programme in any subject, taught or research

Full-time or part-time and distance learning are included

Loans available at any university with degree awarding powers in the UK

Anyone aged under 60 is eligible

Repayments are income-contingent with a £21k threshold and will not begin until the year after graduation

Apply for a postgraduate loan here.

Masters scholarships

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter. These scholarships tend to be highly competitive and merit-based, so we recommend investigating options early as deadlines and eligibility vary. Many schemes will not cover full costs, but may go some way to reducing the costs.

You cannot normally hold more than one scholarship awarded by the University, but you can usually apply for as many external schemes as you like.

Details of the various kinds of scholarships available are listed further down this page.

Funding database

You can also search for postgraduate funding via our funding database - which contains details of every single Masters scholarship we offer, as well as numerous bursaries and non-academic scholarships. You can search via subject, fee status, campus, level of study and more to find funding that fits you.

Alternative funding

There are all sorts of other ways to fund a Masters degree. Our alternative funding page lists all sorts of ideas from educational charities to crowdfunding. 

Global Excellence Scholarship

This year we are pleased to offer the Global Excellence Scholarship: more than £1.5 million worth of scholarships dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes, starting in autumn 2018.

This award will be automatically applied to outstanding international applicants, and does not need to be applied for separately. If you are awarded a scholarship as part of this scheme you will be informed as part of your offer letter.

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