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How did you fund your MA/MSc (especially if you went abroad)?


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I found out about a week ago that I was accepted into LSE's MSc in Human Rights, but no word on funding so far. My understanding is that I shouldn't really count on getting much for various reasons...I was considering loans for a while since I was originally heading for Law after, and would (hopefully) get a job that paid enough that I wouldn't be destitute while paying back my loans. I've decided against Law for now, and I really don't know how I'm going to afford a program like this one anymore.

I love the program and I would love to live in London (I'm American), but this just isn't seeming feasible anymore. I don't qualify for much need-based aid because of my family background, but there will be no family contribution toward my degree. I probably should have taken a few years to work and save up for school but now that I got in, I really don't want to have to put it off.

Any advice?

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I found out about a week ago that I was accepted into LSE's MSc in Human Rights, but no word on funding so far. My understanding is that I shouldn't really count on getting much for various reasons...I was considering loans for a while since I was originally heading for Law after, and would (hopefully) get a job that paid enough that I wouldn't be destitute while paying back my loans. I've decided against Law for now, and I really don't know how I'm going to afford a program like this one anymore.

I love the program and I would love to live in London (I'm American), but this just isn't seeming feasible anymore. I don't qualify for much need-based aid because of my family background, but there will be no family contribution toward my degree. I probably should have taken a few years to work and save up for school but now that I got in, I really don't want to have to put it off.

Any advice?

I'm in the same boat, but I was accepted to MSc Development Studies at SOAS. Have you heard anything regarding U.S. Loans applied to overseas schools? My understanding was that it is possible, just not sure how it works exactly. What about a mix of private loans and Federal loans? Are you able to work part-time in the U.K. while you do your program?

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