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Funding for taught masters courses Wales

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YellowJellyBeanz Mon 25-Jul-16 22:02:22

Are there any grants or loans for taught masters in Wales? Thank you smile

dreamingofsun Tue 26-Jul-16 20:05:06

are you welsh? My son recently did a masters in wales, but we live in england - he didn't get any help and there were no loans, bar a couple of grand towards the tuition fees from a charity (he was doing a health related subject). i seem to remember reading some press though about something being introduced at some stage - loan wise.

titchy Tue 26-Jul-16 21:16:48

The new PG loans are payable direct to the student, regardless of where they study, so doing a Masters at a Welsh institution is fine. However they are only available to English residents (or EU...).

YellowJellyBeanz Wed 27-Jul-16 07:32:51

I'm Welsh so looks like it's a no for me ?

Grausse Wed 27-Jul-16 10:08:10

titchy Doyou know whether that include study outside the UK (but within EU)?
DS is looking at Masters for 2017 and we did not realise how much it was going to cost.

Humphriescushion Wed 27-Jul-16 10:12:41

I nearly posted this question a few days ago. I rang the pg funding line and was advised to apply and they would decide if we were eligible or not. I would suggest you ring them and also ring student finance wales. I cannot believe that Welsh students are going to be denied access to funding but it appears this maybe the case! Payback for lower tutition fees maybe.

titchy Wed 27-Jul-16 10:35:52

Payback for lower tutition fees maybe. - Payback for devolution I'm afraid. Each of the nations has its own policies and funding arrangements for further education.

Do you know whether that include study outside the UK (but within EU)? No. The are for study within the the UK. Anyone studying outside the UK, but within the EU will be able to access fee loans in the same way as nationals of the country of study. If those nationals have no access to PG fee loans, then neither do other EU students.

If you're 1) English and want to do 2) Masters in the 3) UK that takes no more than 4) 2 years if FT you can take out a loan. If you cannot answer yes to those four criteria you cannot get a loan.

titchy Wed 27-Jul-16 10:36:19

Higher education not further education blush

Grausse Wed 27-Jul-16 11:10:02

Thanks titchy .
Looks like he may get a £10k student loan towards the fees then.
How on earth do people afford it? I guess post graduate study is considered a luxury.

dreamingofsun Wed 27-Jul-16 13:16:04

grausse - i don't think my son's fees were 10k - thought they were much less than that. he managed by getting a little money from a charity (various places do burserys) and by living with relatives - which wasn't much fun and meant an hour's commute but kept the costs down. someone else on his course worked - but dropped out partly due to overload

YellowJellyBeanz Wed 27-Jul-16 22:36:03

Tuition fees are going up again this year I was told today.. confused so frustrating, I still have undergrad debt

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