Loan Funding

Depending on where you reside, you may be eligible for a loan to fund your online studies with the University of Aberdeen.

The simplest way to determine which funding options may be open to you is to begin an application or email us at admissions-onlineidi@abdn.ac.uk – a member of admissions team will then provide guidance on your available funding options.

We’ve also provided the information below to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you.

UK Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Government-backed loans for Masters programmes are making postgraduate study a realistic option for the first time in years.

  • You can borrow up to £11,570 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2021
  • Available for any Masters programme in any subject, taught or research
  • Full-time or part-time and distance learning are included
  • Loans available at any university with degree awarding powers in the UK
  • Anyone aged under 60 is eligible
  • EU students starting courses on or after 1 August 2021 must have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme to be eligible
  • Repayments are income-contingent and will not begin until the year after graduation

Apply for postgraduate loan

Employer Sponsorship

When enrolling as an online student with the University of Aberdeen, you can be sponsored (i.e. have your course fees paid) by your employer or by a third party organisation that agrees to meet your financial responsibilities.

For more information, see our Employer Sponsorship page.

Other websites to check for possible funding opportunities

External Funding Sources

The list below outlines a variety of opportunities for external funding from charities, organisations, governments and businesses. It should be noted that the eligibility criteria and application deadlines vary.

Search Our Funding Database

For all available funding, from general bursaries and discount scheme to discipline and country specific scholarships, within the University and externally, visit our funding database.

Browse the funding database