SFNI Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

Students starting a Postgraduate course in 2017 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PG TFL) of up to £5500 for the course provided by the Department for the Economy.

The PG TFL loan will be:

  • a tuition fee loan;
  • non-means tested;
  • paid directly to the Higher Education Provider (HEP).


Edition 1 - 2017/18 Policy Summary added 11 May 2017

Presentation from Design Workshop - April 2017 added 11 May 2017


Stakeholder Awareness Seminar

SLC held a Stakeholder Awareness Seminar for Higher Education Providers on 8 February 2017.

The plenary presentation and policy summary document from this seminar are available here:

Plenary presentation

SFNI 2017/18 PG TFL Policy Summary document



Quick Guides


Attendance Confirmation updated 10 May 2018

View Student Information added 13 June 2017



Change of Circumstance (CoC) notifications


Fee Change

PT Fee Change







Queries about SFNI Postgraduate Loans should be directed to HEP Services.