Postgraduate study can be very expensive, so check the costs involved. As well as course fees, expenses could include accommodation, travel, books, equipment, insurance, etc.
Universities may ask to see evidence that you will have enough funds, and may let you pay tuition fees in instalments (or offer a discount for full payment upfront).
Taught courses generally cost more than research based courses. An MBA course will cost considerably more than a Masters course. Courses involving laboratory work are usually more expensive, charging an additional laboratory fee.
Some of the main ways to fund postgraduate study include:
Ask your prospective university about institutional or Research Council funding; check out the postgraduate pages on their website for information about fees and funding.
There is more funding available for research, so if you are considering a PhD, ask departments and supervisors about funding in your subject area.
- University of York postgraduate scholarships and funding
- Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding - online resource: free for York students
- Target Postgrad - postgraduate funding and scholarships
- Postgraduate Funding - funding awards for taught courses and research
- Scholarship Search
- UK Research Councils
- FindAMasters offers an annual scholarships of up to £12,000
Funding for international students studying in the UK: