The EU Settlement Scheme deadline to apply is 30th June

An important deadline is approaching for people studying or working at UK universities who are EU, EEA or Swiss citizens. 30th June is the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) which will allow you to remain with the legal right to live and work in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. This […]

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Graduate working VISA scheme updated

The UK Government has announced further details about the new Graduate route for working visas. International students wanting to stay in the UK to work can apply from 1st July 2021. Students ‘must have completed an eligible course at a UK higher education provider’ in order to be considered. The route is applicable to postgraduate […]

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Studying a masters degree in lockdown

Our Masters Compare Scholarship winner for 2020 Emma shares her thoughts in a new blog post. Emma tells us about what it has been like for her studying a masters degree in lockdown. ‘Being a master’s student, this academic year has been different to any other both academically and socially. A major aspect of being […]

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New Turing Scheme for student exchanges

When the UK finally left the European Union under the Brexit deal, one of the big announcements was that the Government would be introducing its own replacement for the Erasmus+ Scheme. The new Turing Scheme for student exchanges is opening soon. Over 30 years Erasmus had established partnerships with over 5,000 higher institutions participating across […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 is Emma, an MSc Comparative Social Policy student of Green Templeton College at The University of Oxford. Emma shared her experiences of choosing to study a postgraduate degree and what winning the scholarship will meant to her. Emma started at the University in […]

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New rules for student visa’s

International and EU student Visa’s commencing this October From 5th October the UK Government is introducing a simplified student visa route under new rules to study in the UK. The ‘new streamlined process’ will allow all students to be treated the same, as ‘they make important contributions economically, academically, and financially’ to the UK economy. […]

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Funding boost for International PhD students applying for Research Studentships next year

The UK Government has announced a welcome funding boost for International PhD students. They are now included in the support for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships commencing in the new term 2021/22. The announcement means that all UKRI-funded PhD students will be eligible for the full award. PhD candidates will enjoy ‘both the stipend to support […]

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Studying for a MSc degree

This blog about Studying for a MSc degree was written by Jennifer Ruthe, a MSc Global Health student at The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I always wanted a masters, but it wasn’t until I hit my thirties that I found an area I wanted to study. I’d been fundraising […]

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PhD Student Q&A: Meet Danielle

PhD Student Q&A: Are you considering a PhD but want to know more about the process and what it will actually involve? Speaking to someone who’s been there is a great place to start. We caught up with Danielle Hayter, a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth, to find out about PhD life and […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2019/20 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2019/20 is Selim, a MA International Relations student at the University of Nottingham. We spoke to Selim about his journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to him. Selim started at the University of Nottingham in September 2019. Can […]

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Meet our PhD Fair Sponsor: Collegiate Accommodation

Post-Graduate Accommodation: Building Homes for All When it comes to discussing student accommodation, the spotlight can focus on undergraduates taking their first steps towards independence and leaving home for the first time. But as the numbers of students taking up postgraduate courses increases – Universities UK research has shown that full-time post graduate entrants have […]

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PhD Funding Fair 2019 now open for applications!

It’s that time of year again; the Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair is open for applications for 2019. If you’re thinking about undertaking a PhD and not sure where to start looking, or where to find funding, then our event might help you get started on your research journey. Our annual event takes place on […]

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The Costs of an Online Masters

There is a lot to think about when considering the costs of an Online Masters, with fees being high on the list of things to think about. There are some financial benefits of an Online Masters degree, and you may even find that you are saving money. This article talks about the costs of an […]

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The Flexibility of an Online Masters

The Flexibility of an Online Masters is often the biggest advantage for people looking to complete an masters degree while managing work commitments. There is a lot of flexibility with an Online Masters which makes juggling a Masters with work commitments much easier. However, a flexible Online Masters does mean you need to be flexible […]

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MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story: One Year On

MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story. Our Masters Compare £5,000 Scholarship is a great way to help with your postgraduate studies. Last year, our successful winner of the scholarship was Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We recently caught up with Kristia to find out how her course is going, […]

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Advice from Students on writing funding applications

Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project? Here is a selection of advice from Students on […]

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UK Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Applications are now open for PhD loans in England and Wales! Students have the opportunity to borrow up to £25,700 to help cover costs of course fees and living expenses while studying a UK PhD. What is the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan? A loan worth up to £25,700. To help support the cost of living and course […]

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SFE Postgraduate Master’s Loan applications are now open for 2019/20!

Applications now open – SLC (Student Loans Company) Student Finance England Postgraduate Master’s Loan application service is now open for 2019/20. You can apply for a loan to help with your course and living costs starting today. Postgraduate Master’s loan – if you are registered for a Postgraduate Master Course for 2019/20, you could be […]

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Is an Online Masters right for me?

If you are starting to think about applying to study a Masters then you may already have decided that you are interested in completing a course online. This would mean that you would not be on campus for the duration of your studies. If you are thinking about this type of course, you may find […]

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A guide to shortlisting Masters courses

If you are looking for a Postgraduate Masters course it may well be in a subject area related to your first degree, or your current job, or perhaps the job you want to move into. That is likely to give you quite a few different options and a range of courses to choose from. That’s […]

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A guide to comparing and choosing a Masters course

When starting to look at a Masters programme, you may already have an idea of which one is right for you and will suit your study needs and career goals. However, you may also end up with a shortlist of 5 to 10 courses and wonder how to choose between them? We’ve put together a […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Exhibitors Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place in Central London every December. The fair provides your university with the opportunity to meet and talk with UK, EU and International students who are looking for information and advice on applying for PhD funding and opportunities. Students at the fair must meet a specific set of […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Students Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair recently took place in London. The fair provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK universities. All of the universities present at the fair had PhD funding to offer, providing a great opportunity for students to discuss their PhD plans […]

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Meet Kristia – Masters Scholarship 2018/19 Winner

We’re excited to announce the winner for our Masters Scholarship 2018/19 is Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We spoke to Kristia about her journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to her. Kristia started at Imperial at the end of August. Can […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair – Meet the Sponsor

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place on Wednesday 05 December 2018 in Central London. This year we are proud to bring the event to you in partnership with specialist education finance providers, Lendwise. Who are Lendwise? Lendwise is a specialised education finance platform and is the alternative way to fund your PhD studies! […]

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Returning to PhD study – My PhD in Media, Arts & Technology

Queen Mary University of London postgraduate student, Angela, shares with us her experience of studying for a PhD in the Media, Arts & Technology. How long was it between your Undergraduate and Postgraduate course? “I worked for more than a decade which was definitely the right thing for me to do.” Did you have any […]

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Student Valerija Shares Her Advice About Searching for a Postgraduate Degree

Final year postgraduate student, Valerija, shares with us about when she began her search for postgraduate study. What is her advice is for anyone thinking of searching for a postgraduate degree? From my own experience, I would definitely advise to start searching for your postgraduate degree as early as possible. The evidence of this would be my […]

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Attending Postgraduate Open Days

Most universities run postgraduate open days, some in the Autumn, but many in the Spring. Some universities will also run them around June or July. Many are run for the whole university, but some are specific subject open days run by departments or faculties. If you can visit the universities you are considering studying your […]

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How to work while doing a PhD

Studying for a PhD is a big commitment and one that requires a lot of research. Studying for a PhD full time can take between 3-4 years, while part-time study may take 6-7 years. Below are a few points you may find helpful to consider before starting your PhD. Is funding for a PhD in […]

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How to Apply for a PhD or Other Doctorate

Studying at postgraduate level is always a big commitment, but applying for a PhD or other doctorate, which will take a minimum of 3 years, is a major decision. What types of Doctorate are available in the UK? In the UK, the most common model for a doctorate is a ‘traditional’ PhD where a substantial […]

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