Postgraduate Loan Application


Postgraduate loans are now available to students who meet the criteria set out by the Student Loans Company to contribute funding towards Masters and Doctoral programmes.

You can check the eligibility criteria related to Masters and Doctoral level study on the Student Loans Company’s website here.


Masters courses are listed with the actual University course title.

Doctoral courses are listed based on the school/department in which you will be studying. For example, if you are going to be studying full time in the School of English the course title you would select when applying for a Doctoral Loan would be, ‘Doctoral Course in English FT’. 

If the course you wish to study is not available to choose when you are making an application for funding with the Student Loans Company then please contact the University funding department.

Funding Office

Student Services Centre

Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building

0113 3432007

How to Receive your Funding

Masters Loans

You will need to have both registered and collected your ID card in order to receive the funding from your Postgraduate Student Loan, the University will only confirm your registration in order to release the funds once BOTH these steps have been completed.

Doctoral Loans

To receive your loan you will need to have both registered, collected your ID card, and confirmed you meet all of the eligibility criteria via an online declaration form, the link to which will be emailed to you once we receive notification that your loan has been approved. After the University confirms your registration with the Student Loan Company the loan is paid directly to you, and can be used as a contribution towards your course fees or living costs.

This applies to both students in attendance on campus and also students studying by distance learning who will be required to follow the procedure to obtain an ID card remotely