- Unlike PGL from England, Wales or Scotland, there are no age limited to the Northern Irish PGL.
PGL will be available to persons settled in the UK; who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland and who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course. Temporary absences from the home address, such as for travelling, will not prevent an applicant being eligible for PGL.
Individuals may be eligible if they are an EU national or refugee; have leave to enter or remain; are an EEA or Swiss migrant worker; are a family member of any of the previous categories, or a child of a Swiss national or child of a Turkish worker.
- Distance learning applicants must reside in Northern Ireland.
- Students can avail of the loan even if they hold an equivalent or higher qualification (which includes undergraduate integrated Masters qualifications, such as MSci or MEng etc) – however, students will be entitled to one postgraduate tuition fee loan only.
However, you cannot have more than one student loan at the same time. This means you cannot receive a postgraduate loan whilst still receiving an undergraduate loan.
For more information, or to seek clarification as to eligible programmes, check the Student Finance NI website.