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Private postgraduate student loans

Various funding sources are available, suitable to the different needs of postgraduates.

We understand that continuing your education to postgraduate level is a significant financial investment. We aim to provide you with information on all the associated costs and alternative funding sources available to you.

Below you will find further information on private student loans, tailored to postgraduate study. We do not specifically recommend or endorse these products — the content below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University.

You should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets your precise needs, as not all funding is appropriate for all students.

Lendwise student loans

Lendwise is a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for UK residents who are looking to fund their postgraduate, professional qualifications or short courses at leading UK universities.

Key features of a Lendwise Loan:

  • Available to all UK-resident students
  • Fixed interest rates, personalised to your profile
  • All courses are eligible (full time and part time)
  • Up to six months grace period before repayments start
  • No repayments while in full-time study
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Apply online (no documents required at application stage)

Please note any loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to the University of Birmingham to be applied towards your tuition, and loans for living costs will be paid directly to you.

The University of Birmingham does not specifically endorse or recommend any lender or product mentioned on this page. You should check the third-party websites for the most detailed and up-to-date information and always ensure that a particular loan product is suitable for you, seeking independent professional advice if needed.