Consultation outcome

Postgraduate study: student loans and other support

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The master’s loan scheme is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study. This will make the UK more globally competitive by increasing the number of those with high-level skills and knowledge.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We received a total of 465 responses. The majority of responses came from universities, students and individuals.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We're seeking views on proposals to introduce loans for postgraduate taught master's degrees and to improve support for research students.

Documents

Consultation on support for postgraduate study

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Annex 5: evidence related to age eligibility criteria

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Consultation description

We want to know your views on a proposed loan system for postgraduate taught master’s students. Under the scheme, anyone under 30 who is eligible and accepted to study will be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000.

The evidence and responses will inform the design and final terms of the proposed loan scheme.

We are also seeking views and evidence on how we can improve support for postgraduate research students.