Loans and Grants

The cost of studying your Master's degree abroad can vary quite dramatically but even more important than that, how you pay for your degree is different in almost every country.

While British student finance is entirely immobile (ie. it never crosses borders unless you are a registered student at a British university), the overall tuition fees in other countries can mean that studying abroad has a smaller financial impact than staying in the United Kingdom for your postgraduate study. The introduction of postgraduate study loans of up to £10,000 in the UK has definitely eased the financial situation for British students but it can hardly be argued that it has made education cheaper.

The search function and database on this site only lists options abroad where we know the financial implications of your decision to study abroad. On each course listing you will find links to the financial support possibilities available to British students.

Financial aid, except some rare examples of scholarships, is unlikely to be made available to you purely on the basis of your nationality. Most scholarships will have other criteria attached to them than just nationality and within the European Union it can actually be rather rare to find that these are available to EU citizens, particularly as tuition fees are often very low or actually zero. There are examples of national funding that is either partially or completely available to EU students and in some countries where there is no student finance available, you might find that you can benefit from other support.

In addition to the funding that might be available at a national level, there may also be support available at an EU level. The introduction of the Erasmus+ Masters study loan will eventually enable British students to borrow money to study in any other country of the European Union (there are some additional conditions attached to this-please see information elsewhere on this site). Currently this funding is only available for British students wishing to study in Spain and France and it is not automatic that you will receive it. However, this is the main reason all Spanish Master's degrees taught in English are listed on our site (French Master's degrees will be added shortly). This funding is supposed to be rolled out to all 28 countries of the European Union and as that happens, we will be adding new programmes to the website.

In this section you can find a guide to indicative tuition fees for taught Master's degrees as well as information on the financial support available to British students at a national level. You can find information on universities' own financial aid on their own pages as well as on the course profile pages via the search function.