Finance & Loans
ThinkSpace Education degree courses are priced in UK pounds. Our payment partner is Flywire who offer easy payment options to students in the UK and all over the world.
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You will be invoiced each term or semester and you have three months, interest free, to pay. If you want to pay your whole course up front you are welcome to do so. Equally you can pay termly or pay the termly invoice in smaller monthly instalments. It’s entirely up to you. The longer your schedule, the less you pay each term.
Through your Flywire account, you can control exactly when and how you pay your fees. You are guaranteed that the correct amount of money in UK pounds will reach us. Flywire offers a wide range of payment options. You are able to compare payment methods and find the one that is the most convenient and the best value for you.
If you would like to be considered, please make this clear in your application by filling in the accompanying 'Bursary Application Form'.
PG Loans are paid directly to you the student in three instalments each year. You get the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you’ve registered.
The loan will be paid in 3 instalments of 33%, 33% and 34% each year. After your application has been approved, you’ll be sent a letter with your payment dates. You can also check them in your online account. The University will invoice you the fees shortly after you have received each instalment from the Student Loans Company.
If you are part time student studying a 12 month course over two years, your student loan will be paid in six instalments over two years.
For details of student eligibility visit the government website but the main points, (as of 22nd Jun 2020) are quoted here:
- Your course
- Your age
- Your nationality or residency status
- You’re already getting payments from Student Finance England for another course that you’re studying
- You’ve received a loan or grant for a master’s course before - unless you got Disabled Student Allowances or you left your course for a serious personal reason like illness or bereavement.
- You already have a master’s degree, or a qualification that’s equivalent or higher.
- You’re behind in repayments for any previous loans from the Student Loans Company.
- You’ll still be eligible if you have a PGCE or a postgraduate diploma or certificate.
- You will not get extra money if you repeat a year of your course.
- Be a full, standalone master’s course (not a top-up course) (all our MA and MFA courses are but not our PG Cert and PG Dip courses).
- Be worth at least 180 credits - check the course provider’s website if you’re not sure (all our MA and MFA courses are 180 or 240 credits)
- Have started on or after 1 August 2016.
- Full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years (this includes both our MAs and MFAs)
- Part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course (so this includes our 2 year part time MAs but not the 3 years option and all part -time options on our MFAs)
Important Notes for Students Applying for PG Loans
Students taking loans are allowed to study part time but only up to 50% of the full-time rate. So a 1 year MA can be taken over 2 years, a 2 year MFA over 4 years
Student Loans are not normally available for students studying PG Cert or PG Dip courses, only MA or MFAs.
Applying For a Loan
- England for the whole of your course, if you’re an EU national
- The UK for the whole of your course, if you’re not an EU national
You do not need a confirmed place to start the application process. You need to register for an account with the Student Loan Company.