Financing your postgraduate study can be very difficult. The main funding bodies are:
The academic department offering the course will be able to advise you of the appropriate body and the application procedure.
For more information about who is eligible for an award see the specific page on the Careers Group, University of London website. Some courses attract no funding at all. This means you will have to pay fees (for UK and other EU nationals) as well as your living costs. Alternative methods of financing your studies include:
Loans (e.g. career development)
Charities and educational trusts (may provide small grants)
Research and teaching assistant-ships (mainly in sciences)
Sponsorship from employers (not common)
Taking a year out to earn money
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If applying for a postgraduate course at Royal Holloway, it is recommended that applicants use the on-line application service Embark.
This service offers a speedier and more accurate exchange of applicant data, on-line reference requests and allows applicants to save incomplete application records for completion at a later date.