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Funding opportunity
Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

  • Funding value:

    Up to a maximum of £15,000*

  • Eligible for: Applicants from UK/EU
  • Application deadline: 18 September 2015

Funding provider

Prodigy Finance Ltd


The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is an exciting funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for those who are accepted onto full-time, technology-based MSc courses at Cranfield University.

The scheme, launched in 2014, is designed to support UK and EU students entering postgraduate study and is intended to attract those who may not otherwise progress to this level because of financial constraints.

There are up to 100 loans available each year, for those who have an offer of a place from the University to study a full-time MSc at Cranfield in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics related).

This scheme has been designed as a not-for-profit scheme initially funded by HEFCE and Cranfield University and operated by Prodigy Finance Ltd.

The application website for those who wish to apply for a loan to fund their studies starting in 2015 is now open.

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  • What the funding covers

    * The amount that you can borrow will depend on the tuition fees for the course you are going to study up to a maximum of £15,000.

    Under HEFCE funding rules, UK students may be awarded loans for tuition fees and maintenance (i.e. accommodation and living expenses whilst you are studying). 

    If you live in the rest of the EU you may apply for a tuition fees only loan.

  • Who can apply for this funding

    Applicants should be:

    • full-time students who have been offered a place on a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics related) MSc course at Cranfield University and domiciled in the UK or the rest of the EU.
  • Applicable courses for this funding

    A large number of Cranfield's full-time MSc courses are applicable for the Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme. They are all in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics related subjects. Download the full list of applicable courses for the CPLS scheme.

    Type of courses funded: Taught

    Delivery mode of courses funded: Full-time

  • How to apply

    If you already have an applicable course offer you can apply online with Prodigy Finance Ltd. If you are yet to secure an offer of a place you may register your interest in the scheme and we will keep you up-to-date with the scheme.