Funding

Everything you need to know about financing your studies

 

If you’re starting a masters course on or after 1 August 2021, you can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 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

OR

Download our latest Postgraduate Fees and Funding Guide

JobShop

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.

Support

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.

Postgrad.com bursaries

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

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships to ensure that anyone who is qualified to come to Aston University can do so, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential through schemes that help lower tuition and living costs.

We also offer a range of scholarships designed exclusively to support our international students.

Future You Scholarship

To celebrate Aston University becoming an Official University of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games we are offering 100 postgraduate scholarships of £2,200 to UK students starting their course in September.

Find out more

Aston University Alumni Scholarships

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

This scholarship is available to all Aston University standard on-campus taught master’s programmes and Aston Online programmes. The scholarship also applies to our full-time MBA and Executive Part-Time MBA for those graduates with three years or more work experience.

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 Ernest Edward Scholarships 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 is offering scholarships for students looking to study the full time Aston MBA programme in September 2021 or January 2022.

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 2022/2023 academic year.

Find out more