My colleague in our Information Team, June Maguire has highlighted this funding:
We’re seeing quite a few students still looking for funding. Some of these are Masters students who’ve came from other universities, and they haven’t heard about the postgraduate student loans that have now been introduced in all parts of the UK.
Thought it was worth sending a reminder about this funding as students can still apply for it (unlike most other funding e.g. research councils, where the next round of funding will be for 2018/19 courses). For example, if you are eligible for funding by SAAS (the Scottish funding body), you can apply for funding up until the end of March 2018. The loans are up to £10,000 pounds, with up to £5,500 for fees and the rest for living costs.
Each country has its own system, and there are some significant differences in the level of courses funded, as well as the repayment systems. You’ll find comprehensive guides to these loans and how to apply here.
Students will also find information and links to the guides/application info on our website. We can also direct them to the funding section of our website to access other useful sources. Some examples:
Edinburgh 4 Learning, online portal for current students, undergraduate and postgraduate, providing details of funding opportunities available to support you through your studies. You must register with your university email address to access this database.
Research Professional – a vast, up-to-date database of research-based funding opportunities, including doctoral and postdoctoral awards, travel and conference grants, prizes, and hardship grants, and news about research policy. Staff and students of the University may register free of charge (email address must end @ed.ac.uk) to access the databases, receive daily email updates and alerts, and save interesting items and searches.
More details here