Students must be ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course.
Students receiving the NHS Bursary for Social Work will not be eligible to receive the Postgraduate Loan as well.
Students studying a PGCE are not eligible for the Postgraduate Loan. They are able to apply (subject to eligibility) for a Tuition Fee loan and Maintenance Loan through Student Finance.
For more information about PGCE funding can be found here
The details of the Postgraduate loan will differ depending upon where you are normally resident in the UK:
Students normally resident in England (other than for purposes of education)
Please see the Student Finance England Introduction to Postgraduate Loans guide for further details, including eligibility criteria.
Students normally resident in Wales (other than for purposes of education)
Please see the Student Finance Wales Guide to Postgraduate Loans for further details, including eligibility criteria.
Students resident in Northern Ireland (other than for purposes of education)
Northern Ireland domiciled students may apply for a Tuition Fee loan only of up to £5,500 which will be paid directly to the Higher Education provider. Full details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website
Students resident in Scotland (other than for purposes of education)
Scotland domiciled students are able to apply for a Tuition Fee loan of up to £5,500, provided their chosen course is not available in Scotland. Full-time students are also able to apply for a Maintenance Loan of £4,500 for a one year full-time course, or £2,250 per year for a two year course. Full details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Student Awards Agency Scotland website