What Am I Entitled To?

Welsh & EU Students

Students from Wales and the EU who enrol on a master’s degree starting in September 2021 are eligible for up to £18,025 as a mixture of loans and grants.

A non-means tested loan is available to all eligible students. The amount of loan will be equal to the total support (£18,025) less the total grant a student is eligible for.

Eligible students beginning a full or part-time course based anywhere in the UK on or after August 1, 2021, can apply for student finance.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree.
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course.
  • Normally reside in Wales.
  • Studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning.

 You can find out more by watching this video below by Student Finance Wales.

More information for Welsh Students

English Students

To be eligible for a loan, you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree.
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course.
  • Normally reside in England.
  • Be studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning.

More information for English Students

To check if you are able to get student finance for your course here at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, please contact our student fees and funding team.

For more information about our postgraduate programmes, see our postgraduate courses section or visit one of our postgraduate open evenings.

Welsh Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme

People aged 60+ living in Wales can receive £4,000 to study a master’s degree in Wales in 2021/22. We have a limited number of these places available and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Students of any age living in Wales can receive £2,000 to study a master’s degree in any science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM) subject. We have a limited number of these places available and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Available bursaries will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to eligible applicants who will be informed of their eligibility prior to enrolment. There is no separate application process for the bursaries – the discount will be applied automatically on enrolment.

WGU Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

The university offers a Postgraduate Alumni scholarship scheme for taught postgraduate study in the academic year 2021/22.

To be eligible for the alumni scholarship, the prospective student must meet the entry requirements for their chosen postgraduate programme of study and be in receipt of an unconditional offer for entry on to that programme before the application deadline of 31st August 2022, as well as enrolment and registration conditions.

The following fee-waiver is available to Wrexham Glyndŵr University graduates who wish to undertake a full or part-time postgraduate taught degree programme at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

  • 20% for graduates who have secured a first-class degree.
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:1.
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:2.

A discount of 10% on our online-only postgreduate courses is available for our graduates who achieved a first-class, 2:1 or 2:2.

NB: This is not applicable to students studying at Franchise or partner institutes

How to Apply: Applicants who meet the Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship criteria and have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate programme of study will automatically have the alumni scholarship applied following enrolment. If you have any questions about the process, please see the contact details below.

Terms and conditions apply, please see the Wrexham Glyndŵr University Postgraduate scholarship for more information.

Alternative Funding for Postgraduate Courses

Employer Sponsorship

Many graduates take up postgraduate study directly after completing their first degree. However, there is always the option of deferring your further study to a later date - this way you may even be lucky enough to work for an employer who is able to pay for - or at least partially fund your course, particularly if the course is relevant to your career progression.

An employer-sponsored postgraduate course can be an ideal arrangement - you will be given the opportunity to achieve a qualification that will improve your ability to do the job and will open up your career prospects, and your employer will benefit from a better-qualified, more productive and better motivated employee.

Key Things to Agree With Your Employer:

  • How the fees will be paid (will you be liable for any of the costs?)
  • Who will pay for your study materials?
  • Time off for classes, revision and exams
  • Will this time off be deducted from your holiday allowance?
  • Will you be tied into an agreement. If so, how long for?