If you are considering postgraduate study you should be aware that there is no statutory support available from the government in the way of grants or loans through the Student Loans Company (apart from PGCE students). Before signing up for a course you should investigate the funding available, for example through Research Councils, Studentships, Professional & Career Development Loans and charitable trusts. Visit the University's Graduate School web pages for more funding information.(If you are an international or EU student, and are looking into funding for a postgraduate course please visit the International Office web pages in the first instance.)
Professional & Career Development Loans
These are bank loans but the Skills Funding Agency pay the interest on the loan while you are studying and for one month afterwards. You will then pay interest at the rate fixed when you took out the loan. Interest rates on the loans are set so they are competitive with other unsecured personal loans that are commercially available. For further information visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans or telephone Next Step on +44 (0)800 100900.
WH Revis Bequest Fund
Some limited help with the cost of tuition fees may be available to part-time postgraduate students through this fund. Applicants should be residents of England or Wales, self financed and unemployed or on a low income. Grants are paid in the form of a direct deduction from tuition fees.
Application form is available to download here.
Lillian M Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship 2013
Dr Lillian M Ruff is a graduate of The University of Nottingham who has generously established this scholarship in her name.
There will be one recipient in 2013/14, being awarded a scholarship equivalent to the full cost of the UK/EU fee for a part-time taught MA course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham. Priotity will be given to students studying in the Department of Music (please see the application form for full criteria).
Students intending to start a relevant course should apply to this fund in the summer before their course begins, and no later than the deadline of 31st July 2013
Applications have closed for 2013 entrants.
Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)
Postgraduate students are also eligible to apply for the Disabled Students Allowances.