Financial Aid

Scholarships and Awards

Note: there are no full MFA scholarships, and no PhD, Certificate or one year MFA scholarships.

MFA Creative Practice: Accepted applicants who complete the MFA application by February 1st are eligible for a 20% tuition reduction for two years of study.

Earth Awareness prize   The Transart Earth Awareness prize is awarded for Transart MFA work that raise environmental awareness and is exemplary in dealing with the many challenges we face in advancing stewardship for the earth. $10,000 over two years. Application must be completed between Feb. 2 – April 1.

Social Change prize  The Transart Social Change prize is awarded for Transart MFA work championing social change through direct involvement with communities or through raising awareness on a specific issue. $10,00 over two years. Application must be completed between Feb. 2 – April 1.

Peace and Mediation prize  The Transart Peace and Mediation prize is awarded for Transart MFA work that deals with the role of art in peace and mediation. Application must be completed between Feb. 2 – April 1.

Merit prize  The Transart Merit award is given for Transart MFA work to an applicant whose practice and proposed projects are of the highest level of artistic achievement. Award is not limited to any media, theme or specific field. $10,00 over two years. Application must be completed between February 2 – April 1.


Payment Plans


US Student Loans

Plymouth University is certified by the US Department of Education as a foreign school. Students in masters and doctoral programs are now able to apply for The Smart Option Student Loan®, a private student loan, through Sallie Mae International. Students can choose one or two year loans, but can only apply one time. The funds for both years will be dispersed in one sum. Student pays for both years in advance, refundable if the student does not continue.  Use school code: 023521. Enter May 1 as semester start date on application. Allow 1-2 months to complete the entire process. Plymouth University will certify the loan but all other matters related to the application is strictly between the applicant and Sallie Mae. FAFSA and other Title-IV loans are not an option for this UK accredited program. Students are strongly encouraged to seek out loan and grant funding as soon as possible as seeking financial assistance can often be a lengthy process.


Canadian Student Loans

The Federal and Provincial Governments offer financial aid to Canadians studying at Plymouth University. We are a public institution with code PVBZ (although some provinces/territories may use a different code). Canadian loans are means-tested, meaning you must demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for financial aid.Generally, students interested in applying for a loan must do so through their provincial/territorial student assistance office or website. When you apply for a loan, you are considered for funding by both the Provincial and Federal Government, meaning you only have to apply once for funding for the year. While federal loans are handled through a lender called the National Student Loans Service Centre, provincial loans are handled through the provincial governments and student aid branches. Please visit the Campus Access website for a comprehensive overview of the financial aid application process. Your provincial Student Finance Department and not the University will process most of your loans. However, you may require University signatures or verification of your student status. The University must also confirm that you have been accepted onto a course or are already enrolled with us before any financial aid will be disbursed to you. http://www.campusaccess.com/financial-aid/canada-student-loans.html. For more information on Canadian Federal Student Loans go to: http://www.canlearn.ca