Student loans

If you’re starting a masters course on or after 1 August 2023, you can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs.

Loan eligibility
  • Available to full-time and part-time students studying at masters level only
  • Students must be UK or EU students with settled status under 60 years of age. EU students with pre-settled status may also qualify – please contact the Advice Team for further information)
  • Students holding an existing masters 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

Alternatively, please download our brochure on fees and funding. 


Vice-Chancellor's Innovation and Enterprise Scholarship

Ambitious and talented graduates from the UK will be invited to apply for our prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Innovation and Enterprise Scholarship.

Situated in the heart of what will become the new Birmingham Innovation Quarter (B-IQ), Aston University is committed to developing the next generation of leaders in industry, technology and healthcare. This scholarship is aimed at graduates who are looking to make a difference by developing specialist skills, becoming an expert in their field or starting their own company.

Successful applicants will receive a £3,000 scholarship, paid to you as a bursary, to support you with the cost of living. The bursary will be paid to you in three instalments of £1,000 each term, subject to successful progression through your course.

***Second round now open***

We have opened a second round for applications with a final deadline of 3 September.

To apply you must hold an offer for one of our postgraduate MA or MSc courses* starting in September 2023. You will be required to submit a statement of no more than 500 words explaining how this scholarship and your postgraduate degree will help you in your career and to make an impact in your future organisation or in developing your own venture.

To submit your application please email your statement to with:

  • Your full name
  • Your 9 digit applicant ID number
  • Your course

The final closing date is Sunday 3 September.

*Excludes students from the MSc Physician Associate Practice and Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists.

Aston University Alumni Scholarships

All Aston University graduates (including exchange students) will receive a 20% loyalty scholarship which is applied automatically as a tuition fee discount.

This scholarship applies to all Aston University standard on-campus taught masters programmes and online programmes. It also applies to the Full-time, Executive part-time and Online MBA programmes. 

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility at enrolment.

Find out more and apply for a master's through our fast track form.

The Earnest Edward Scholarship for Asylum Seekers

Aston University is delighted to offer up to four sanctuary scholarships for students who are seeking refuge in the UK. These scholarships will benefit asylum seekers or those who have been granted a form of limited permission to stay in the UK, following an unsuccessful asylum application, and who are therefore prevented from accessing student finance.

Find out more and apply.

MBA Scholarships

Aston Business School offers scholarships for students looking to study the full time MBA programme.

Find out more

MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence Scholarships

Aston University has secured funding from the UK Office For Students to offer scholarships of £10,000 each to students studying the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence (including professional practice)

These scholarships are for under-represented groups in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Find out more.

Aziz Foundation Scholarship

The Aziz Foundation is awarding 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to three exceptional British Muslims lacking the financial means to complete postgraduate degrees in the 2023/24 academic year. Find out more.

Early Payment Discount - January 2024

The Early Payment Discount of £2,000 is available to new applicants for taught postgraduate degrees (January 2024 intake) at Aston University who accept their place, and who pay their course deposit early. 

Find out more


Aston University's ‘Job Shop’ supports students to find paid, part-time work or volunteering opportunities. Find out more.


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 University has a Hardship Fund that can help you get back on track. bursaries

This year Postgrad Solutions – the team behind – has 20 bursaries worth £500 each to give to deserving postgraduate students. Find out more.