Postgraduate Taught Funding

Learn more about funding your postgraduate taught degree at Abertay University.

About postgraduate taught degrees

Our exciting postgraduate taught programmes consist of seminars, tutorials or lectures, and/or contact time with a tutor. Masters of Research (MRes) programmes can fall under the definition of 'postgraduate taught.' 

See our postgraduate taught programmes here.

For more information on whether a programme qualifies as postgraduate taught, or if you have any questions about funding your study, please contact us.

Postgraduate taught funding - Scottish students

Tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fee rates can be found here

Full-time tuition fee loans

If you're a Scottish student planning to study for your first full-time postgraduate qualification in academic year 2023/24, then you can apply for a postgraduate loan up to £7,000 from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

Find out more on the SAAS website.

Part-time tuition fee loans

If you're a part-time Scottish student, from academic year 2023/24 you can apply for a SAAS loan of up to £3,500 per year. For a part-time programme to qualify for SAAS funding, it must be no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course.

Find out more on the SAAS website.

Living costs loans

Scottish postgraduate students can also apply for a postgraduate living cost loan of up to £4,500. 

Find more information about eligibility and postgraduate loans on the SAAS website.

When to apply

The SAAS postgraduate funding application deadlines are:

  • 1 August for courses that start between 1 August and 31 December

  • 1 January for courses that start between 1 January and 31 March

  • 1 April for courses that start between 1 April and 30 June

  • 1 July for courses that start between 1 July and 31 July

Please check the SAAS website for more information.

Postgraduate taught funding - English, Welsh & Northern Irish students

Tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fee rates can be found here

Tuition fee and living costs loans

If you're a student living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, then you can apply for a postgraduate loan to cover your tuition fees and living costs. 

You apply to the relevant student finance organisation for your country:

Visit GOV.UK for everything you need to know about how and when to repay your loan, how much you’ll repay and the level of interest applied.

See below under 'Scholarships & Discounts' information about the Abertay Postgraduate Taught rUK Scholarship.

Postgraduate taught funding - EU & International students

Tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fee rates for overseas students can be found here

If you're an EU or international student, you're expected to have sufficient funds available to cover your postgraduate tuition fees before the start of each academic year. You need to pay the whole annual fee in advance. You pay your fees during the online registration process

Find out more about scholarships for international students below.

Postgraduate taught scholarships & discounts

We offer Scholarships and Bursaries specifically for Postgraduate taught degrees to help support your studies. 

Take a look at the most popular ones here, and find out what else is available.

Abertay Alumni Discount

There is a 20% Alumni discount on tuition fees for self-funding students who are progressing from:

  • Undergraduate to postgraduate taught

  • Undergraduate to postgraduate research

  • Postgraduate taught to postgraduate research

Find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

The Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening Award is a scholarship providing full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

Abertay Postgraduate Taught rUK Scholarship

This £1,000 award is open to all prospective new taught postgraduate (MSc/MProf) students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

Takahashi & Howat Memorial Overseas Scholarship

An award for Japanese students studying at Masters level. Two scholarship awards are offered per year to the value of 300,000 JPY. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.


We have a useful page of sites about budgeting and discounts for all students.

We're here to help

For any advice on funding, please email or phone 01382 308833. Appointments are available online or by telephone.

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