Funding Opportunities for UK and EU students on a Taught programme

UK and EU students commencing a Taught programme can be supported through University schemes or external schemes as those listed below. 

Please click on the funding title for a brief description of the scheme. Our Funding & Scholarship Calculator is also available to provide information on possible funding opportunities and is updated on a regular basis.

Possible Funding Opportunities Include: 

Aber-grad Scholarships

We offer a Scholarship towards Taught Masters (excluding PGCE), LLM by research and MPhil tuition fees for Aberystwyth University graduates registering for study in 2019.

The Aber-Grad Scholarship applies to both UK/EU and International students. You must hold at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree from Aberystwyth University to be considered eligible for the Aber- Grad Scholarship. The scheme covers all modes of study (full-time, part-time and distance learning) but does not cover staff candidates.

If you hold a First Class Bachelors (Hons.) degree, then the scholarship will be 20% of your tuition fees. Holders of Second Class degrees are eligible for a scholarship worth 10% of your Taught Masters tuition fee.

An Application for an eligible course must be received by 27th July 2019 at the latest. You do not need to apply separately for this loyalty discount. It is automatically awarded to students on enrolment where eligible.

Applicants may only hold the Aber-Grad scholarship with other funding providing as the combined amount does not exceed 50% of the Masters tuition fees. Please note that the regulations of other scholarships often prevent them from being held with other awards. It is the applicants’ responsibility to check this. Loans are not treated as scholarships for this purpose. 


If you have any queries about the Aber-Grad Scholarship, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office ( Please note that this scheme is subject to annual review.

Postgraduate Loan (Wales)


Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance Wales and administered by the Student Loans Company. The loan will be:

  • contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • non-means tested;
  • paid directly to the student.

For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Wales, please see Student Finance Wales website


Postgraduate Study Loan (England)

The Postgraduate Loan Scheme is run by the Student Loans Company (SLC). For further information about postgraduate tuition fee loans for students from England, please see The Relevant Site and The Student Room - Postgraduate

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (Northern Ireland)

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan


For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Northern Ireland, please see Student Finance Northern Ireland

Postgraduate Funding (Scotland)

Postgraduate Funding


For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Scotland, please see Student Awards Agency Scotland 

Financing your PGCE (Teacher Training) course

The tuition fees and loans for PGCE (Teacher Training) courses are the same as for undergraduate courses. You should therefore contact your relevant Student Finance Company for further information:

The Welsh Government also offers Financial Support and Incentives for Initial Teacher Training depending on degree result and subject area.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The ESRC provide studentships for students to undertake a 1 year Research Training Masters and a 3 year PhD research programme. Studentships can therefore cover a period of 4 years, subject to satisfactory academic progress. These studentships are offered on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will receive a studentship which covers their tuition fees and provides a subsistence allowance of approximately £14,296.

Aberystwyth University and other universities in Wales are part of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

Further information is also available from our funding & scholarship calculator.

Professional and Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. Aberystwyth University is a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider (registration number 1021). For further information please visit


Disabled Students Allowance

The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can be used to provide the necessary additional support for students with disabilities, including specific learning difficulties (such as Dyslexia). Aberystwyth University is a registered DSA access centre and staff can advise on any element of the process.
Please see the Assessment Centre page for further information.