2020 to 2021 academic year postgraduate forms
Forms to apply for student finance, update your application or provide additional information. Read the form descriptions to make sure you complete the correct form. Sending the incorrect form could delay your application.
- Application Forms
- Change of Circumstances
- Changing your finance
- Disability Forms
Apply for student finance
The following forms are to apply for your full or part-time postgraduate student finance.
New student applications
Download and complete the PGLA form below. Alternatively you can apply through your student finance account.
Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan Application form 2020/21
The main application form for new full or part-time postgraduate students.PDF 1014.3KB
Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan Application Notes 2020/21
Notes to help you complete your application.PDF 182.4KB
Continuing student applications
Download and complete the AFC form if you're an continuing student applying for postgraduate finance for your next year of study. Alternatively you can apply online through your student finance account.
Application form for continuing Postgraduate students 2020/21
The application form for continuing full or part-time postgraduate students.PDF 170.7KB
Forms to support your application
As part of your application for student finance you may be told to complete one or more of the following forms.
Birth or Adoption Certificate form 2020/21
Form to help prove your identity if you don't have a passport. You will need to include your original birth or adoption certificate when you return your completed form.PDF 124.4KB
UK Employment Status form 2020/21
Form to help define your residency and employment status to support your loan application.PDF 816.3KB
Document Return form 2020/21
Form to help link your returned documents to your application. Download and return one of these with any supporting documents you send us.PDF 96.6KB
UK Passport details form 2020/21
If you have a UK passport but you did not included your passport details in your application, you’ll need to send a UK Passport Details Form. Do not send your passport to us.
If you have a ROI passport (but do not have a UK passport) you will need to send it to us.PDF 58.4KB
Change of Circumstances
Let us know about any changes as soon as you can
Use this form to tell us if you've:
- changed your name or address
- changed university or college
- changed course
- changed from full-time to part-time study
- left your course or suspended your studies
- your course tuition fee amount has changed
Once we know about your change we'll write to you to let you know how this affects your entitlement.
Changing your finance
Changing how much you'd like to borrow
The following form is used to make changes to your initial application or add additional finance. You may be able to make these changes through your student finance account.
Students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability
The following forms are used to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). DSAs are available if you have a disability, physical disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty.
Disabled Students' Allowances Application form 2020/21
If you've already applied for other student finance like a Maintenance Loan or a Tuition Fee Loan and now also want to be considered for Disabled Students’ Allowances.PDF 109.9KB
Disabled Students' Allowances Application form (full 2020/21
If you're applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances only or you've yet to apply for any other student finance.PDF 230.8KB
Disabled Students' Allowances notes 2020/21
Guidance notes to help you complete your DSA 1 (full) Disabled Students' Allowances Application form.PDF 434.7KB
Claiming reimbursement for Disabled Students' Allowance related costs
If you're eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances you may need to also complete the following form during the academic year to claim back for purchases made in relation to your DSAs.
All postgraduate forms should be returned to:Student Finance NI
Ballee Road West