Postgraduate Funding

The following information should help you get started in your search for funding for your postgraduate study if you do not have sufficient savings or family support to finance this yourself.  It is very important that you have a reasonable funding plan before you start your postgraduate course.

We want to ensure all Edinburgh Napier graduates have the best chance to build the future they want, which is why we are offering a discount of 20% off Masters tuition fees for graduates from undergraduate or postgraduate taught degrees from Edinburgh Napier University. The discount is provided on the self-funded portion of your fees. It will be applied to year one of a full-time postgraduate degree – any additional years are exempt from the discount – and to years one, two and three only of part-time programmes. The discount also applies to distance learning programmes. View the full details of the Graduate Discount Scheme.


Student Awards Agency Scotland - Taught postgraduate loans in Scotland

Postgraduate tuition fee loan

The funding available is a loan to help you pay all or some of your tuition fees up to a maximum of £7,000 for full-time courses.

Postgraduate living cost loan

Eligible full-time postgraduate students can apply for a living-cost loan up to £4,500.

The living-cost loan is not available to part-time postgraduate students or EU nationals coming to Scotland to study.

Visit and click on the appropriate link for full details of eligibility and how to apply.

EU Students

You will be eligible to apply to SAAS for a tuition fee loan if you have been ordinarily resident in the EU, the EU overseas territories, elsewhere in the EEA or Switzerland for the three years immediately before the first day of the first academic year of the course (the relevant date). For the majority of students who start their course in the autumn term, the relevant date is 1 August.

You must also be an EU national (non UK) or the family member of such on the relevant date.


Student Finance England – Funding for postgraduate study

Postgraduate Master’s Loan

If you’re starting a master’s degree, you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs.

Visit for details of eligibility criteria and how to apply.