Summary

Scottish-domiciled students undertaking a one year full time eligible taught postgraduate course will be able to access, via SAAS, a loan of up to £10,000 - comprising £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs for study.

Description

Tuition fee loan

Eligible full-time and part-time students, undertaking an eligible postgraduate course, can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £5,500 towards their course. The amount of tuition fee loan does not depend on your household income.

If you are eligible to receive a tuition fee loan, SAAS will pay this directly to your college or university on your behalf.

If you are studying your course over more than one academic session SAAS will split your tuition fee loan equally across each year of your studies.

If the amount your college or university charges you is higher than the maximum award available to you, you may need to make alternative arrangements to pay the difference yourself.

Living-cost loan

Eligible full-time postgraduate students can apply to SAAS for a living-cost loan of up to £4,500. The living-cost loan is split equally across each year of the course. For example:

  • Full-time one year course £4,500
  • Full-time two year course £2,250 per year

To be eligible for the living-cost loan, you must:

  • Be studying an eligible full-time course; and
  • Meet the SAAS residence eligibility criteria; and
  • Be under 60 years of age on the first day of the first academic year of your course (the relevant date).

The living-cost loan is not available to part-time postgraduate students or EU nationals coming to Scotland to study.

Eligibility

Scottish-domiciled students undertaking a one year full time taught postgraduate course will be able to access, via SAAS, a loan of up to £10,000 – comprising £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs. Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Funding is only available to students undertaking taught programmes at publicly funded institutions.

EU Students: Tuition fee loans will be provided for full time EU students undertaking a postgraduate course commencing in 2019-20 and part time students starting a course taken over two years from 2019-20.

Repayments: There are no changes to the current loan repayment arrangements. Postgraduate loans will be added to a student’s existing undergraduate loan and repaid as a single loan balance.

Application Procedure

You will be able to apply to SAAS for 2019-20 funding from April 2019.

Deadline

No deadline specified

Further Info

Full information can be found by downloading the SAAS PG funding booklet here or visiting the SAAS website.

Countries

All EU countries