Masters loans and funding

Find out about Masters loans and other sources of funding to help you to pay for your course.

Postgraduate Masters Loans

If you are starting a full or part-time Masters course at Sussex in the 2017-18 academic year, you could be eligible for a loan of up to £10,280 from the UK Government.

Check if you are eligible for a postgraduate loan.

You are paid the loan directly by the Student Loans Company, and you can use the loan to pay for tuition fees and/or any other costs associated with postgraduate study.

Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans are available to UK-based students.

Find out more about Professional and Career Development Loans.

American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

The University participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Guide contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance written by successful applicants, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

The Guide is password protected:

  • if you are a current University of Sussex student, register with your Sussex email address
  • if you are a prospective postgraduate student who has applied to Sussex, use the following authentication PIN to register for the Guide: 6789.

Register for the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.

Funding for students with disabilities

UK postgraduates can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance from Student Finance England.

Contact the disability advisers in the Student Support Unit for more information:

+44 (0)1273 877466

Part-time work

You can help fund your studies and gain valuable work experience by working part time. With a thriving tourist industry, Brighton is a good place to look for part-time work, and students often apply for jobs in shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and offices, as well as on campus.

Our Careers and Employability Centre also advertises thousands of jobs, placements and internships each year.

Find out more about how to find a part-time job while you are studying.

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