Professional and Career Development Loan (formerly Career Development Loan)

This is a deferred repayment bank loan to help UK students pay for vocational education or training. You can borrow between £300 and £8,000 to cover 80% of your course costs and expenses. The bank will approve a loan based on credit-testing. The School’s Learning Provider Number is: 2901.

Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme

The School is an Approved Learning Provider under this scheme (ID 4859), which is an MoD initiative to promote lifelong learning among members of the Armed Forces, who can apply for a proportion of their tuition fees to be met by the MoD.

External funding sources for EU and overseas students

British Chevening Scholarships

These awards are to enable Overseas and EU students to study in the United Kingdom. To apply for a scholarship, you will need to contact the British Embassy or High Commission or the British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. The scholarships are offered in more than 150 countries. Details and the list of eligible countries are on the website. These scholarships are mainly awarded to Master’s students. 

Commonwealth Scholarships for Research Students

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, in partnership with the British Council in Japan, launched a £250,000 scholarship fund in 2011 to support Japanese students in the Tohoku region, which was the most affected by the 2011 tsunami.. 

Federal Direct Loans for US Students

Federal Stafford loans are operated by the US Government to assist US citizens with the costs of studying.

Funding for Spanish Master's Students

The Spanish government offers interest-free loans to Spanish students studying Master's degrees in Spain, the European Higher Education Area, the US or Canada. The maximum study period is 21 months and the maximum loan per student, including an overseas allowance, is EUR 22,800. The loans, which are interest-free, have to be repaid over a 20-year period once the student's income exceeds a certain threshold.

Marshall Scholarships

For U.S. citizens only, Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the UK. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at UK institutions in any field of study.

Hammond Trust

Reginald Hammond OBE bequeathed money to be used to provide financial assistance for students of Asian origin who experience unexpected financial difficulties to complete their studies in the UK. The Trust is managed by British Council. Contact: Hammond.Trust@britishcouncil.org

NZ-UK Link Foundation Discretionary Awards

Citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand may apply for a Link Discretionary Award to continue their educational/vocational training in the UK. Applicants must demonstrate the reciprocal benefit of their proposed project to both countries - and be in a position, on completion of the Award, to communicate his/her experiences to interested groups. Applications will be assessed by the Management Committee and applicants advised shortly afterwards. Application deadline: 31 July each year. For further information and to download an application form visit the NZ-UK Link Foundation Discretionary Award webpage.

Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes.