Financial support – postgraduate students (UK and EU)

UK Government Loans for postgraduate students

Government loans are available for postgraduate Masters students including MBA, MRes, MPhils. However, PhDs, Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) and Certificates (PGCert) have been excluded. New students starting after 1 September 2018 will be offered loans of up to £10,609.

From September 2018 the UK government will offer loans of up to £25,000 to support students wishing to undertake a PhD who are not in receipt of UK Research Council funding. These loans will be available to English-resident students and support all types of doctorate degrees at universities within the UK.

Find more information on the Direct Gov Website.

Postgraduate Scholarships – UK and EU

Below is a range of scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about them or would like advice on other funding opportunities. If you are a prospective masters or other postgraduate student from outside the EU, then please visit our international postgraduate scholarships page.

The information on this page is subject to change, so please check back regularly for updates.

Alumni Scholarship


All UK, EU and international alumni holding a full Roehampton undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification and those who studied here on an exchange/study abroad programme who wish to return to the University of Roehampton to undertake a higher programme of study. Applicants must be enrolling in a programme which is taught on campus.


  • Undergraduates moving onto a PGCE course.
  • All alumni from short courses including Pre-sessional, International Foundation Certificate, Pre-masters Certificate, Foundation Degree, CPD.
  • This discount is not available in conjunction with the VC’s scholarship for international students and would be given instead of the VC Scholarship (currently £1,000 and £500).
Amount 20% tuition fee discount.
Application You do not need to apply for this scholarship – your eligibility will be assessed automatically.
Combinations This scholarship can be combined with the Scholarship for Sporting Excellence or Roehampton Music Scholarship.
Further information Contact:

Roehampton Music Scholarship

The University of Roehampton offer music scholarships to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students meet some of the costs of developing their talents through lessons, courses, or the purchase of relevant equipment (instruments/strings/sheet music etc.). In return, music scholars enhance the cultural life of the University through performances and enrich their colleges by being available for events chosen by College Heads.


The scholarships are open to all full-time Roehampton students from all disciplines. 

The successful candidates have to:

  • Support the promotion of music at Roehampton;
  • Collaborate with other musicians at Roehampton;
  • Be willing to perform each term at Roehampton, both at fixed events in their respective colleges and for events in the University calendar (exclude those on extended study abroad).

Applicants must be enrolling in a programme which is taught on campus.

Amount Up to £1200 cash award.
  • A statement detailing why you should be considered and what the funds will be used for;
  • CV outlining your musical experience to date;
  • An audition (instrument/voice).

The scholarship cannot be combined with any other postgraduate scholarship.

Further information Contact: Roehampton Music Director

Scholarship for Sporting Excellence

The University is dedicated to giving its students the opportunity to play sports at all levels. We recognise the difficulties students encounter trying to balance academic studies with training and competition schedules. Alongside the scholarship, we offer a support network designed to encourage talented sports men and women to meet their full potential in their academic studies, as well as their chosen sport. 

Eligibility The scholarships are open to all full time Roehampton students. Applicants must be enrolling in a programme which is taught on campus.
  • The scholarships range from £500 - £1500 per year of study;
  • Additional support to help you to manage your academic studies with your sporting activities;
  • ROEActive gym membership.

Visit Scholarship for Sporting Excellence page for more details and the application form. 

Applications deadline to be confirmed.

Combinations The scholarship cannot be combined with any other postgraduate scholarship.
Further information Contact: James Ayres on or 0208 392 3703.

We reserve the right to adjust the value, volume and eligibility criteria of our scholarship and bursary programmes.

All scholarships offered by Roehampton are awarded based on you completing the year of study for which they are granted. If you withdraw or interrupt your studies during the course of an academic year, you will only be entitled to the proportion of scholarship that relates to the period that you have completed, and will become liable for any tuition fee shortfall as a result.

View information on our 2017/18 postgraduate UK/EU scholarships.

Useful Links

Below is a list of useful external sources of potential funding for UK or EU postgraduate students coming to study with us.