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Funding your postgraduate course

There are lots of options available to you to fund your postgraduate programme, from alumni bursaries to school and department scholarships and government loans.

When it comes to funding, it's important to start early. Here are the different ways you can finance your postgraduate studies.

UK Postgraduate loan scheme

Government funded loans have been introduced to support postgraduate study in England. Loans up to £12,167 are available for anyone aged under 60, if your course starts before the end of July 2024. Student Finance England outlines the key features of the Government funded postgraduate loans. 2024/25 academic year funding will be published on the above website at the end of March 2024.

Students studying for either a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course are unable to qualify for a Postgraduate Master's Loan, but can apply for teacher training funding.

You should apply early to make sure you get your finance in time for the start of the course, even if you do not have a confirmed place yet.

Please visit the findamasters website for further details on funding.

Scholarship for first-class honours graduates (May 2024 only)

If you received a first-class undergraduate degree from a UK institution and wish to enrol in May 2024, you may also be eligible for a Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Academic Excellence Scholarship.

This is a cash scholarship worth up to £2,000 and is open to all students applying for a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught degree at Coventry University (Coventry), Coventry University (Vauxhall, London), Coventry University London (City of London), CU Scarborough or Coventry University Online. This is a one-off payment for the first year of study only. Please note that for part-time students, the scholarship will be paid on a pro rata basis.

You must be a self-funded student e.g. not sponsored.

How do I apply?

Students will be automatically identified for the PGT Academic Excellence Scholarship. Eligible students will be notified by email and a request will be made to the student for their bank details. A cash payment will then be made directly into the student's UK bank account.

25% alumni discount

All alumni wishing to commence postgraduate taught study, who have been awarded an undergraduate degree by Coventry University Group*, are eligible for a 25% discount on any published postgraduate taught full-time or part-time course fees starting in July or September 2024. Students must be self-funded e.g. not sponsored.

The 25% Alumni discount is automatically applied to your fee account if eligible. This can only be applied once you have enrolled. Alumni are also eligible for our PGT Academic Excellence Scholarship for the May 2024 intake.

#JoinYourAIFuture Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Scholarships

The OfS, in partnership with the Department for Innovation, Science and Technology (DSIT, formerly the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), have agreed to provide funding to deliver scholarships, worth £10,000 each to eligible students, as part of the AI and data science postgraduate conversion course scholarship programme in the 2024-25 academic year.

The investment in the AI and data science postgraduate conversion course scholarship programme aims to:

  • increase the diversity of people entering the UK AI and data science workforce;
  • increase industry support to diversify the UK AI and data science workforce; and
  • increase the supply of digitally skilled workers by converting graduates who did not study a STEM undergraduate degree.

Full details available on the ‘Fees and funding’ sections of the MSc Data Science and MSc Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors course pages.

 Application deadline of Monday 1st July 2024.

FindAMasters postgraduate scholarships

FindAMasters helps students find courses and universities that are right for them. FindAMasters now also offer scholarships for their e-newsletter subscribers.

To subscribe and find out more regarding these scholarships, please visit the FindAMasters website.

AZIZ Foundation Scholarships

Masters Scholarships Programme 2024/25 for UK British Muslim students.

9 scholarships are available!

Eligible subject areas:

  • Media and Journalism
  • Sports (admin/management)
  • Arts and Culture
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Technology
  • Policy
  • Law

Find out more about Coventry University courses

*For more information please email

 There are two scholarship application cycle dates:

  • Cycle 1: Monday 15 January – Friday 29 March 2024 (12 noon)
  • Cycle 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 14 June 2024 (12 noon)

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)

Postgraduate students who have a specific learning difficulty, physical impairment or mental health issue may be able to get financial help from Disabled Students' Allowances. You can apply for DSA for both taught courses and research places.

You can speak to someone at our Health and Wellbeing Centre for specific support. In terms of other disability related benefits please visit the Disability Living Allowance website for further information.

Part-time work

One of the more popular ways to fund your studies is through part-time work. Coventry University has its own recruitment agency, FutureWorks, which can offer you flexible options to fit alongside your course. For more information about working while studying visit our cost of living hub.

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme provides financial support for members of the Armed Forces looking to pursue Higher Education. For more information, please visit their website.

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