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Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate students are able to apply for a government loan of up to £10,609 towards course fees or living costs, for courses starting in 2018/19.

Am I eligible for a Postgraduate loan for 2018 entry?

  • Students must be starting on a course from September 2018.
  • Students must be studying for a full- or part-time taught or research Masters degree course.
  • Students must not have previously studied a Masters degree or PhD.
  • Students will have to be under age 60 at the start of the first academic year of their course.
  • If you are from, or have been living in, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, other arrangements may be apply – we recommend that you read the relevant section of the Prospects website in order to work out which funding body to apply to.
  • EU students would also be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan if they have lived in England for at least three years, if they have not moved to England for study.

How will I receive the loan?

The loan will be paid directly to you in three annual instalments.

Can I get a loan if I already have an existing student loan?

If you have an existing Undergraduate loan, you can still apply for a Postgraduate loan but both will need to be re-paid. They are treated as separate loans so depending on your earnings, you may have to repay both at the same time.

How do I repay my loan?

You will start to repay your loan when earning over £21,000, paying back 6% on earnings over £21,000. You will not start to repay your loan until April 2020 at the earliest, but you can make voluntary early repayments and the loan will be written off after 30 years. The loan will be charged at an interest rate of RPI plus 3%. Interest will start to accrue as soon as the loan is taken out.

How do I apply for a Postgraduate loan?

Application and eligibility information is available at Student Finance England.

Further information on Postgraduate Loans is available at gov.uk.

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BAFTA Scholarships for MA Moving Image and Sound applicants

The deadline for the BAFTA Scholarship Programme has passed. Visit the website for more information about the scholarship for 2018.

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme aims to assist talented students in need of financial support on postgraduate courses. Recipients receive up to £12,000 to cover their annual course fees; an industry mentor; and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. MA Moving Image and Sound students studying at NUA are eligible for the scholarship.

MA Moving Image and Sound 2016 graduate Bradley Morgan Johnson, was awarded £3,000 towards his postgraduate studies by BAFTA.

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