Study with usPostgraduate funding for Scottish & EU students

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 or Postgraduate Diplomas.

Postgraduate tuition fee loan

This loan is to be used towards tuition fees for students wanting to study for a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma. You can borrow up to a maximum of £5,500 for full-time courses, and up to £2,750 for two-year part-time courses. You can check the SAAS guide to postgraduate funding for full details.

If the tuition fees for your chosen postgraduate course are higher than the loan amount, you must be sure that you can pay the differing amount.

This money is paid directly to the University.

Postgraduate living cost loan

Full-time students who usually live in Scotland may also be eligible for a living-costs loan of up to £4,500.

For some students, this amount is not enough to cover all of their living costs. If this is the case, you need to think about how you will cover the rest. If you are considering working part time whilst you’re studying you should check before you start your course how much work is possible whilst studying.


Please see the SAAS website for full, up-to-date, eligibility criteria.

You will not be eligible for help with the cost of your tuition fees if you have already received support from UK or other EU public funds for a course of postgraduate study.

2021/22 entry for EU students

On 9 July 2020, the Scottish Government announced that EU students commencing their studies from academic session 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for tuition fee support. As a result, home fee status for new EU students will cease to apply. This decision applies to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Continuing students on Strathclyde courses are not impacted by this change.

As a consequence, EU applicants to the University of Strathclyde who are joining the University from August 2021 onwards will be classed as international students for tuition fee purposes.

The University of Strathclyde is a global institution with a thriving international community. We are proud to attract talented students from the European Union and from around the world to study with us. Every year we offer a generous and diverse range of scholarships to support our international applicants. We are currently developing a financial support package for EU applicants joining us from August 2021 and will make a further announcement in due course.