Postgraduate loans and scholarships

Postgraduate courses are vital if you want to expand your skills, further your knowledge and improve your career prospects. Over 5,500 students choose to study postgraduate courses with us each year, and we know why. Our quality courses, prize-winning lecturers, excellent employability records and outstanding student support help them succeed.

Financial considerations are obviously important. We're delighted to announce that the Welsh Government is now offering postgraduate study loans. The University of South Wales also offers a limited number of scholarships.

Find out more by visiting us at our Open Evening on 18 April, where you can talk to our expert finance team. 

Postgraduate Bursary for 2018-19 Entry

We're pleased to announce a new USW Bursary for UK and EU students starting an eligible postgraduate taught course in the academic year 2018-19. The majority of our taught Masters courses will be eligible for the Bursary, whether studied full-time or part-time*.

Students undertaking an eligible full-time course will receive a Bursary of £3,000, and part-time students will receive a Bursary of £333 per 20 credits which will apply for the normal duration of the course.

To check if a course is eligible, please refer to the fees and funding section on the relevant course page as the Bursary will be displayed where applicable. The Bursary will be automatically applied as a discount against the course fee on your offer letter and invoice.

*Non-Masters courses, including Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates, will not qualify for the USW Postgraduate Bursary. Courses delivered online and those delivered via a third party are also not eligible for this Bursary. These courses largely have a different fee structure too so please check the fees and funding section on the relevant course page.


Postgraduate loans are now available to help you with the cost of your studies. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a loan from the Welsh Government.

Students from the rest of the UK may also be able to apply for a loan. Visit our postgraduate funding web page for further information.