Everything you need to know about financing your studies

If you’re starting a Master’s course on or after 1 August 2020, you can apply for a Postgraduate loan of up to £11,222 to help with course fees and living costs.

Loan eligibility

  • Available to full-time and part-time students studying at Master’s level only
  • Students must be UK or EU nationals under 60 years of age
  • Students holding an existing Master’s degree or higher qualification are excluded
  • The loan is non-means tested (it won't depend on personal or family income)
  • Repayments are linked to income after completing the course (6% of income over £21,000), and are paid concurrently with undergraduate loan payments. Interest rate of RPI plus three percent, similar to the current undergraduate system.

Applications will be received by Student Finance England, with loans issued and administered by the Student Loans Company, as with undergraduate degrees.

For more information, please visit:

Student Finance – Master's Loan Student Loans Company

Student Finance England's dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room


For academic years 2021/22 and beyond, we don’t yet know what will change regarding tuition fees for EU students. This will be dependent on the UK government’s negotiations

with the EU. Please refer to our Brexit page for more information.


Aston offers a number of scholarships specific to postgraduate students, helping make higher education more affordable for all. Find out more here.


As well as the benefits of money to see you through your degree, and an opportunity to help others, work experience gives you a competitive advantage in the job market. Don't just take our word for it – research show that students who have gained extra-curricular experience are more employable. Best of all, finding a part-time or volunteering role through our JobShop couldn’t be simpler.


It's important to us that your time at University is as enjoyable, productive and worry-free as possible, so there are plenty of places at Aston for advice on money matters.

Our friendly and experienced Financial Assistance team offers information on a number of different funds, trusts and bursaries you can apply to for financial support. And in the Students' Union, the Advice & Representation Centre (ARC) offers extensive independent information, advice and representation services. The team's expertise covers a wide range of areas, including tuition fees and financial worries.

Hardship Funds

It’s reassuring to know that if finances get tricky during your studies, the ARC have Hardship Funds that can help you get back on track.