What am I entitled to?

Welsh Students applying via - STUDENT FINANCE WALES

You could get a mixture of a loan and a grant to help with your course costs. How much you get depends on your household income.

The maximum amount of funding available is: £18,770 for 2023 to 2024

This table shows how much you could get based on examples of household income:


Household income



£18,370 or less












£59,200 or more




To be eligible you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree.
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course.
  • Normally reside in Wales.
  • Studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning.

 You can find out more by watching this video below by Student Finance Wales.

More information for Welsh Students

English Students applying via - STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND

To be eligible for a loan, you must:

  • Be studying for a taught master’s degree.
  • Be under 60 years of age at the start of the first academic year of your course.
  • Normally reside in England.
  • Be studying at a UK university or college, or by distance learning.

More information for English Students

To check if you are able to get student finance for your course here at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, please contact our student fees and funding team.

For more information about our postgraduate programmes, see our postgraduate courses section or visit one of our postgraduate open evenings.

Welsh Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme

Two types of bursaries are available:

  • Bursaries worth £2,000 for students studying a STEMM subject
  • Bursaries worth £4,000 for anyone aged 60 or over studying a master's programme in any subject area.
  • Bursaries are available to candidates applying to full-time (normally one year) and part-time (normally two years) programmes of study.
  • Where students are studying a Part-time course, the bursary will be applied over two years of study.
  • The bursaries are non-means tested i.e. will not depend on an applicant’s family income

Students in receipt of Health Education and Improvement Wales bursary funding, the NHS bursary and Social Care bursary are not eligible for the schemes.

STEMM students

  • Students of any age living in Wales in 2023/24 can receive £2,000 to study a master’s degree in any science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM) subject. APPLY HERE.

Students aged 60 and above

  • People aged 60+ living in Wales can receive £4,000 to study a master’s degree in Wales in 2023/24. APPLY HERE.

Eligible students will receive notification of bursary entitlement by the end of October 2023, awarded bursaries will be to contribute towards costs associated with their programmes of study.

If you are not sure about your eligibility or have any queries, please contact the Student Funding & Money Advice Team for further information.

Email: funding@glyndwr.ac.uk

Telephone: 01978 293295 

WGU Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

The university offers a Postgraduate Alumni scholarship scheme for taught postgraduate study in the academic year 2023/24.

To be eligible for the alumni scholarship, the prospective student must meet the entry requirements for their chosen postgraduate programme of study and be in receipt of an unconditional offer for entry on to that programme, to have firmly accepted that offer and to have met all entry requirements.

The following fee-waiver is available to Wrexham Glyndŵr University graduates who wish to undertake a full or part-time postgraduate taught degree programme at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

  • 20% for graduates who have secured a first-class degree.
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:1.
  • 20% for graduates with a 2:2.

NB: This is not applicable to students studying at Franchise or partner institutes

How to apply: Applicants who meet the Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship criteria and have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate programme of study will automatically have the alumni scholarship applied following enrolment. If you have any questions about the process, please see contact admissions@glyndwr.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is 31st August 2023

Terms and conditions apply, please see PG Scholarship T&Cs for more information.

Alternative Funding for Postgraduate Courses

Employer Sponsorship

Many graduates take up postgraduate study directly after completing their first degree. However, there is always the option of deferring your further study to a later date - this way you may even be lucky enough to work for an employer who is able to pay for - or at least partially fund your course, particularly if the course is relevant to your career progression.

An employer-sponsored postgraduate course can be an ideal arrangement - you will be given the opportunity to achieve a qualification that will improve your ability to do the job and will open up your career prospects, and your employer will benefit from a better-qualified, more productive and better motivated employee.

Key Things to Agree With Your Employer:

  • How the fees will be paid (will you be liable for any of the costs?)
  • Who will pay for your study materials?
  • Time off for classes, revision and exams
  • Will this time off be deducted from your holiday allowance?
  • Will you be tied into an agreement. If so, how long for?