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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 - check the ‘More postgraduate funding options’ link and the 'Funding' tab further down this page for more information.

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

Social Statistics & Demography 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.


ESRC DTC scholarships

Check the following page to see if there are currently any scholarships available from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

PIC Masters Studentship

UK/EU candidates for MSc Demography and MSc Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics (with a high proportion of demographic units) ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years may be eligible for PIC Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies. The value of a scholarship in 2019 will be announced shortly. For more information visit the PIC scholarship website.

If you would like to apply, please be in touch with Dr Heini Väisänen.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

We are seeking MSc Demography and MSc Global Health candidates for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships scheme. The scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, and some other costs. Applications will be ranked based on academic qualifications and potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country. Please be in touch with the programme director Dr Heini Vaisanen (demography) or Dr Sarah Neal (global health) as soon as possible, if you wish to apply. Deadline for applications is 14 March 2019.

More information: See the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships website and the University of Southampton Commonwealth Scholarships page 

Wellcome Masters Programme Awards in Humanities and Social Science

The MSc in Global Health has been successful in obtaining three prestigious Wellcome scholarships to train humanities and social science researchers from low and middle income countries in Global Health.  It is currently seeking high quality applicants to fill two of these scholarships to start in September 2019.

The aim of these Wellcome scholarships is to train humanities and social science researchers in global health.                                     

The Scholarships provide:
Tuition fees (N.B. while the scholarship only provides fees at the UK rate  the University of Southampton has agreed to waive additional overseas rates for these scholarships, so no additional tuition fees will be payable by the student).
A stipend of £15,000 for the year’s study.
Applicant can be from any branch of the social sciences or humanities.

Eligibility and applications process:
For details of eligibility and  the application process  please go to:

Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships)

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships) fund runs annually and is administered by the Doctoral College.

The scholarships will cover full fees, a stipend and a research training and support grant for up to 3.5 years (or 84 months pro rata for part time students).

The scheme is open to all nationalities and subject areas. You can find out more information about the scholarship on our Doctoral College site.

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