Paying for your course

An investment in your future

Students who complete a Postgraduate qualification will earn an average of £6000 a year more throughout their careers compared to those who hold only an Undergraduate Degree.

The decision to continue on to Postgraduate study is a long-term investment which can give you the edge in the increasingly competitive graduate job market. Our Postgraduate students use their studies to boost their contribution in their workplace, advance their academic ambitions and carry out research with real-world impact.

With government loans now available for Postgraduate students, and with a range of other funding options available, it is becoming more affordable to take this opportunity.

How can I pay for my course?

Postgraduate loans

This is a government loan of up to £10,280 which UK and EU students are eligible to receive. Like your Undergraduate student loan, this is paid directly to you, can help to pay for both tuition fees and living costs, and you will not have to start paying it back until you are earning over £21,000 a year. These loans can be used for either taught or research-based Postgraduate study.

To make an application or to find out more go to: www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan (New for 2018-19)

If you are starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living costs.

It is not means-tested ans is paid directly to you. You will be able to apply from summer 2018.

https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan

Funding for PGCE students

The government offer bursaries for UK and EU students enrolled on Initial Teacher Training courses. The amount you are entitled to will depend on the classification of degree you receive and the subject your PGCE focuses on.

https://www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary 

Scholarships for York St John University graduates

All York St John University alumni are eligible for a 10% reduction on their Postgraduate course fees, regardless of when you graduated and when you intend to return to study.

For students graduating from Undergraduate degrees at York St John University in 2018, scholarships are available depending on the classification of degree award you achieve.

The Alumni discount does not apply on top of these scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Whatever you are studying, there are likely to be research councils, charities or societies you can apply to for funding. These grants are competitive, but it is worth finding out which of them your taught or research degree you may be eligible for.

Some starting points from which to research this sort of funding include:

The alternative guide to Postgraduate funding (you will need to register for an account)

Prospects postgraduate funding pages

Part-time work

Many of our Postgraduate courses are designed to fit around other commitments in your life, and we are working to make studying with us more flexible. For example, some run primarily on weekends and evenings (see individual course pages for details).

Many Postgraduate students partially fund their studies through paid part-time work. York St John University is located in the heart of the city, which is a distinct advantage for students looking for part-time employment. Whether you want to enhance your CV or simply boost your income, there are many opportunities on campus as well as in York’s thriving retail, hospitality and entertainment industries throughout the year. The Careers & Employability Team provide a dedicated jobs website for our students to keep up-to-date with local opportunities.

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