Explore our loan options and application offers below, and don’t forget that you can always contact our Course Advisers for guidance on your eligibility. Please make sure you read our Fees and Cancellation Policy as well.

Loans and application offers


You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £12,167 from the UK Government. Please visit gov.uk/masters-loan for more details.


If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate Master’s in Wales, you can apply for Postgraduate Master’s Finance and receive up to £17,489 as a combination of grant and loan. Please visit Student Finance Wales for more details.


If you're studying a part-time, online master's in Scotland, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan of up to £7,000. Please visit Student Awards Agency Scotland for more details. 

Northern Ireland

If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate Master’s in Northern Ireland, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £5,500 to help with the cost of tuition fees. Please visit Student Finance Northern Ireland for more details.


If based in the USA, you may be able to apply online for a private Sallie Mae student loan – our federal school code is G21159 and our OPEID is 02115900. You will need to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form and email this to us at fees@study-online.port.ac.uk

You are strongly advised to use the repayment estimator to help you calculate your repayment options against your future salary expectations. This will help you plan your borrowing and repayments to avoid problems in the future and minimise defaulting on your loans.

Please be aware that Sallie Mae cheques can take upwards of five to six weeks to arrive. We recommend that you get in touch with one of our course advisers as early as possible before applying for the loan. They will be able to take you through the requirements and overall process.

For more information on any of these loan options, speak to a course adviser on +44(0)23 9431 1545, or email info@study-online.port.ac.uk

If you were awarded an undergraduate degree by us, you could be entitled to our Alumni Discount for further study.

This entitles you to a 20% fee reduction on the following courses:

Please speak to a course adviser by phoning +44(0)23 9431 1545, or emailing info@study-online.port.ac.uk for more details.

There are two ways to pay your tuition fees:

  • In full
  • In a maximum of six instalments spread across two years

To pay in full, you should transfer the funds no later than three weeks before your course begins.

To pay by instalment, your first instalment should be paid no later than four weeks before your course’s start date if you are self-funding or sponsoring your studies. Subsequent instalments should be paid no later than four weeks before the start of each term.

Refer a Friend discount

If you refer someone to us, both you and your friend could qualify for a tuition fee reduction if you’re enrolled to one of our courses. 

Of course, graduates can also make use of our refer a friend offer. If you’ve already completed your studies with us, you can receive your reward in the form of a gift voucher to the store of your choice.

Interested in referring someone? Visit the Refer a Friend page for more information. If you have questions or would like support with the process, speak to a course adviser on  +44(0)23 9431 1545, or email on info@study-online.port.ac.uk.

Please make sure to read our Refer a Friend Terms and Conditions.

Refer your friend

How to get started




At the University of Portsmouth online, we believe in the power of community. That's why we've created our Refer a Friend programme to help you invite your friends, colleagues, and family to join us. For every successful referral, you'll earn rewards, and the person you enrol with Portsmouth Study Online receives a reward too.

You can sign up for our Refer a Friend scheme if you've already applied to study with us, if you're currently studying with Portsmouth Online, or if you're one of our alumni.

Referring a friend is really simple. Visit https://studyonline.port.ac.uk/refer-a-friend-request.

Fill out the form using the email address you initially used to contact Portsmouth Online, and we'll send you your unique referral link and instructions on sharing it with your friends.

If you haven't contacted us yet, just reach out to our friendly course adviser team.

So, why not spread the word about Portsmouth Study Online's high quality programmes, and earn a discount along the way. Join our Refer a Friend programme today and make your online learning experience even more rewarding.

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