Student Finance Wales Postgraduate Loans

Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2017 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) under Student Finance Wales. The loan will be:

  • contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • non-means tested;
  • paid directly to the student.

AY2017/18 Postgraduate Loans Guidance

PGL summary - Edition 1

Postgraduate Loan Awareness Seminar

SLC held a Postgraduate Loan Awareness Seminar for Higher Education Providers on 31st January 2017.

The plenary presentation, HE Portal Services Workshop detail and policy summary document from the seminar are available here:

Plenary presentation

Workshop - HE Portal Services

SFW PGL 2017/18 Policy Summary document as released at the Student Finance Wales Postgraduate Loan Awareness Seminar on 31st January 2017, attended by Higher Education Providers.

Student Information Service - Quick Guide Release

In line with the Postgraduate Loans implementation plan the guidance below relates to:

  • View Student Information including export
  • Registration - including worklist changes, results and registration worklist export/import.

View Student Information Quick Guide

Registration Confirmation Quick Guide - Version 6 updated 14th June 2017

Cross Year CoC  - PG Master's Quick Guide

Apply Once - PG Master's Quick Guide updated 18th December 2017

Should you require the technical specification for file import/export please email your request to HEP Services.

Change of Circumstance (CoC) notifications

Course Transfer

Provider Transfer

Resumption updated 18th December 2017



Queries relating to SFW Postgraduate Loans should be directed to HEP Services with SFW PGL included in the email title.