It’s important to find out about postgraduate funding as soon as you’re thinking about applying for a course.
For information about scholarships and other sources of funding for postgraduate students, go to our scholarship & funding opportunities search.
MRes & MPhil students from Scotland & EU
In February 2019, the Scottish Government announced that from 2019/20, students on eligible research Masters courses would be able to apply for postgraduate tuition fee loans of up to £5,500, and living cost loan support of up to £4,500. This is an expansion of the existing funding support package for postgraduate taught degrees.
Strathclyde students registered on an MRes or MPhil are eligible, but only if the Masters is not a component of a PhD degree. Full-time courses must be no longer than two years in duration.
Eligible Scottish domiciled students will be able to apply for tuition fee support and living cost loan support for research courses beginning 2019/2020.
EU students will have access to the tuition fee element of this package, as they currently do for undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.
See the SAAS Postgraduate funding guide for more information.
The Scottish Government has also confirmed continued support for EU students from 2020/21 entry.
Funding for students from Scotland & the EU
The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offers funding for students who usually live in Scotland and non-UK EU postgraduate students studying one of our Masters degrees or Postgraduate Diplomas.
University of Strathclyde EU Transition Scholarships
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university and we are proud to attract talented students from the European Union and around the world to study with us.
Now that the UK has left the EU, students from the European Union will no longer be eligible to claim home fee status in relation to University tuition fees. At Strathclyde, we recognise the additional financial implications for our current applicants from the EU.
We're therefore delighted to announce our EU Transition Scholarships to support full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing taught courses from August 2021.
The scholarships will be available to those EU applicants who would have previously been eligible for Home (Scottish/EU) fee status but, because of Brexit, will now be classified as being eligible for international fee status.
PGDE Primary or Secondary Education
Students studying the PGDE receive the same funding package as an undergraduate student. See our undergraduate funding page for more information.
Scottish students should apply through SAAS for funding.
Social Work courses
Awards for postgraduate social work courses in Scotland are the responsibility of the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). Visit the MSW Social Work course page for more information.
Postgraduate Loan for students coming from England
Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,906 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Postgraduate Loan for students coming from Wales
Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a mixture of loan and grant of up to £17,000 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Postgraduate Loan for students coming from Northern Ireland
Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.