Other Funding Opportunities

Many students are able to find scholarships from their home government.  You are also welcome to explore the opportunities detailed on the following webpages in case you are eligible for any of these awards:

Please note that the scholarships on the above webpages are administered independently so any questions or communication should be made directly to the provided contact and not to the GLOCAL Office as we have no input.

The first Erasmus+ Master Loans are available in Spain, France, UK, Turkey and Luxemborug.

The agreement in Spain will provide financial support for students from Spain taking their Masters degree in one of the 33 Erasmus+ Programme countries or for students from these countries moving to Spain to study for their Masters. Students can apply for the loans directly with Microbank (the social branch of La Caixa) in Spain.

The agreement in France will provide financial support for students from France taking their Masters degree in one of the 33 Erasmus+ Programme countries or for students from these countries moving to France to study for their Masters. Students can apply for the loans directly with BPCE in France.

The agreement in the UK will help Masters students with their living and tuition costs when studying in a country other than where they live or where they took their first degree. The terms of the loan include:

  • no need to provide collateral when applying for the loan;
  • an interest rate lower than the market rate;
  • a grace period of up to one year before repayments begin;
  • a further payment holiday of up to one year.

The scheme is managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF), which publishes details of participating banks, student loan agencies, and other organisations. More information on the management of the Master Loan is on the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan webpage.

We will continue to provide updates on this webpage when more information becomes available. Please see the Erasmus + website for further information.

The UK Student Loans Company administers the new Postgraduate Loan for Master’s degrees for all eligible students who live in England.

Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from 1 August 2016 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan.  The loan is a contribution to help with course related costs such as tuition fees and materials. These loans are currently not available for students who live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. We will continue to update this page with information about SLC loans as it becomes available.

Please see Postgraduate Loans on GOV.UK for more information.

The GLOCAL programme is eligible for funding from SAAS. Please check their website or contact them directly for further information. Please see the SAAS Full-time postgraduate student website for more information.