Funding and fees

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Securing funding is likely to be an important consideration for you as a postgraduate. There are a few options available including those offered by us and by external bodies.

Funding options

Funding for your postgraduate degree is available from a variety of sources, including awards, loans and crowdfunding.

Master's Excellence Scholarships

An award open to UK and EU students intending to study one of our taught master’s degrees.

UK Government postgraduate loans for master’s study

From September 2016, English students may be eligible for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 to study for a master’s degree at Cardiff University.

Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our research-intensive profile and reputation enables us to secure funding for doctoral education from a wide range of sources.

Postgraduate fees

What you need to know about postgraduate programme fees, which vary depending on course, mode and level of study.

Deposits for postgraduate taught programmes

Find out if you need to pay a deposit towards your course tuition fees in order to secure your place.

Student views

Postgraduate students offer their perspectives on funding, including their top tips on how to apply for external financial support.

International Scholarship Fund

A total of £1.5M of awards are available to international students across all subject areas.

Find out more about these awards and how to apply.

Latest funding opportunities