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Money Matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Master's study

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying taught and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £11,222 per student.

Find out whether you are eligible and more on our postgraduate funding pages.

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding optionsFind country-specific entry requirements

Ageing and Gerontology offer bursaries to self-funding International students with excellent grades. For more details click the 'Bursaries' tab below.


You can find information about tuition fees on the University’s postgraduate fees and funding page.


20 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) or MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning), University of Southampton

The Centre for Research on Ageing, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 20 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) or MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) in 2020-21.

Who can apply?

Citizens from eligible Commonwealth countries are welcome to apply (visit Commonwealth Commission's website for details). Preference will be given to applications from citizens of the Commonwealth countries where the Centre for Research on Ageing is engaged in collaborative capacity building and research projects. These are: Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Bachelors Honours or equivalent degree in the Economic, Social and Political Sciences or a field relevant to Gerontology.

How do I apply?

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and to the University of Southampton via Postgraduate applications.

When is the deadline for applications?

Monday 4th May 2020 at 4pm GMT (NB: Please note that the Commission's online application system will open at 4pm GMT on 2 March 2020)


For more information on the MSc Gerontology (DL) or MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL) programme, please check our website or email the Admissions Tutor, Professor Athina Vlachantoni at

For more information visit the scholarships and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission website.



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