Who can apply
Whether you qualify for a loan depends on
- your course
- your age
- your previous study
- your nationality or residency status
- other restrictions apply, for full details visit the masters loan or doctoral loan eligibility page.
When to apply
Apply as soon as you can to make sure your loan is in place for the start of the academic year. You can still apply for a loan up to nine months after the first day of the academic year.
Visit the masters loan or doctoral loan how to apply page for information on when applications open and the date you will need to apply by to ensure your loan is in place for the start of the academic year.
Repaying your loan
Repayments start from the April after you have completed your course and only if you are earning over £21,000 a year. This figure is subject to change.
Repayments are taken directly from your wages each month, just like tax and national insurance. The amount you pay back each month depends on how much you earn.
For more information on how repayments work, and how they are calculated if you have an undergraduate and postgraduate loan, visit the student finance repaying your loan page.
Interest starts being added to your loan from when the first payment is made to you. Find out more about how interest is applied on the student finance repaying your loan page.
Depending on your circumstances you may also be eligible for Disabled Students Allowance.
You can apply for this at the same time you apply for your loan.
You will not be eligible for the Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Grant, or Parents’ Learning Allowance if you are studying a postgraduate course.
Other sources of funding
Some postgraduate teacher training, health and social care courses are funded differently. They are funded in the same way as undergraduate courses, this means you may be able to apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan from Student Finance England, even if you have already had a student loan. You may also be eligible for a bursary or training grant.
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries, including discounts on your fees if you have previously studied at Sheffield Hallam.
Doctoral funding and scholarships are also available.
For help applying for a master’s or doctoral loan, please contact Student Finance England.
Please contact the NHSBSA for help applying for the NHS Learning Support Fund or Social Care Bursary.
For information and advice about teacher training courses and funding, please visit the Get into Teaching help and support page.