Studying at the NFTS is an exceptionally good way to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and improve your employment prospects.
There are several ways you can fund your Masters degree and give yourself a head start when it comes to progressing your career.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Postgraduate students from the UK/EU/EEA can now apply for a loan to help with their studies at any UK university including the NFTS via the Student Loans Company – which will make a big difference for many who wish to come and study at the NFTS.
Loans are available for up to £10,000 to contribute to course and living costs.
Students will not have to pay back their loan until April 2019 – at 6% of income over the threshold of £21,000.
If the cost of advancing your talent has been worrying you – and you think this might just make the difference, visit www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance for more information, or apply online at https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.
Please note: you need to be an EU National resident in the EU, or a UK National normally resident in England to be eligible for the loan.
All international students (non EU and non UK), once they are offered a place on the MA programme, are invited to apply for an NFTS International Student Scholarship . For more information and the full terms and conditions please download our MA Funding Guide
UK Students: The School awards £700,000 for student support to UK students. We offer more financial support relative to the size of our student body than any other top educational institution.
All students from the UK are invited to apply for an NFTS scholarship when they receive their offer of a place on the course. These applications are also means tested. Scholarships can provide some or all of the tuition fees and some also contribute to living expenses. They are provided by a named individual or institution that has some connection with the industry and school. They may have an interest in mentoring the recipient. Therefore these awards carry considerable prestige.
More information on Scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.
Other Sources of Funding
You should investigate all potential sources of independent funding available on the World Wide Web via search engines such as Google for “scholarships”, “grants”, “funding”, “bursaries”, “educational trust”, “art trust” and any educational organisation or institution that has resources that may be available for postgraduate study. When you are offered a place you will receive some suggestions from us. We ask that you do not contact either our sponsors or donors.
Some funding opportunities for UK students are detailed on the Adult Learning page of the Government information website:
Professional and Career Development Loans
We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, Registration number 2157.
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Future Finance Student Loans
The NFTS are partnering with Future Finance to offer prospective students the opportunity to apply for a loan. The features of Future Finance loans are:
- they offer loans to all NFTS students with a UK domiciled address (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks and are 18 or over);
- loans are offered from £1,000 to £40,000, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees;
- loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation;
- students can apply for up to four payment breaks of 3 months each during the loan period;
- representative 10.9% APR (variable) (as of July 2016).
Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website.
Please be aware that nothing on the NFTS website is, or shall be deemed to constitute, financial advice or a recommendation or endorsement by the NFTS in respect of any Future Finance product. You should always check the suitability of the product that is of interest to you. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability we suggest that you seek independent professional advice.
European and International students
Funding opportunities and other financial advice are available on the UCKISA website:
Many countries have scholarship programmes for students wanting to study abroad and it’s worth investigating these in your home country. Additionally there are British Government-funded scholarship schemes available through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Overseas Development Administration or United Nations. You can find out more from the British Council, Embassy or High Commission in your own country or from:
The application deadline for these scholarships may fall before our selection process is over, so you should ask if you can make an application in principle even though you may not yet have been offered a place at the School.
Students from the US: Students studying on NFTS courses qualify for US Federal Loan support.