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.

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My advice to prospective postgraduates is to do as much research into funding as possible. Take a chance when considering and applying for funding. Even if you think you might not quite meet the criteria, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Emma, MA Medieval Studies

Funding options

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

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Securing funding is likely to be an important consideration for you as a postgraduate.

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

If you're a prospective master’s student from the UK and starting your master’s degree in September 2018 or later, You may be able to apply for a UK Government postgraduate loan for your 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.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Details how to find and apply for alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current and prospective postgraduate students.

Erasmus+ Master Loan

If you are a resident of the EU or a participating country then you may be eligible to apply for a loan for a Master’s degree at Cardiff University.

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.