Students entering postgraduate study in 2017 will have increased access to funds, the Scottish Government has announced.
Eligible Scottish domiciles – those who have a permanent residence in Scotland – undertaking postgraduate taught courses will be able to access a loan of up to £10,000.
The loan can comprise of £5,500 for tuition fees and £4,500 for living costs.
Full-time EU postgraduate students will continue to be eligible to apply for the tuition fee loan for the academic year.
The new scheme, which covers all Masters programmes, aims to make courses more affordable and widen choice for students.
Under the previous system, postgraduate Scottish domiciles could access a loan of up to £7,900, which was limited to a small selection of courses.
Students will be eligible to apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for the increased funding in April 2017.