Eligibility for postgraduate loans (where applicable in your country)
The part-time postgraduate loan is designed as a contribution to the costs associated with a full master's course as opposed to a tuition fee loan to cover module fee costs. If the MOOC assessment module is being studied as part of an eligible master’s degree you would be eligible for a loan. You would be required to complete your registration in full, including payment of your fees, before loan instalments could be released to you by Student Finance England throughout the year.
There is no pro-rata support available where less than a full standalone master's course is undertaken, so the MOOC assessment module on its own would not be eligible for support.
Before you start you should also check:
- That you meet the entry criteria of the qualification you intend to study.
- The pricing of your proposed OU qualification in your home country.
- Your eligibility for the part-time postgraduate loan if applicable.