New funding for postgraduate studies.
A major expansion of postgraduate funding has been announced, with funding for students on Research Masters courses to be made available for the first time.
This move will ensure that students can access all types of Masters study without financial barriers.
Tuition fee loans of up to £5,500 and living cost loan support of up to £4,500 will be made available to Scottish postgraduate students on Research Masters courses from the coming academic year onwards. This expands on support previously made available to taught postgraduate courses and distance learning postgraduate students.
Additionally, EU students will be eligible for the tuition fee element of the funding.
Announcing the expansion of support, Minister for Higher Education Richard Lochhead said:
“The Scottish Government is committed to making higher education as accessible as possible.