Interest-free loans

Are you a professional seafarer needing an interest-free loan to offset the cost of studying?

Interest-free loans up to £2,000 may be available to help offset the costs of attending vocational courses or studying at colleges for professional advancement.

Loans are only granted for courses directly related to the maritime industry.

You'll get upto £2000, repayable over up to 24 months to begin no later than two months after the commencement of the course or award of the loan, whichever comes first. You may also be eligible for a Worcester scholarship - please refer to the relevant page.

Eligibility: British Seafarers resident in UK, in employment, 21 years old and over

How to apply

You can download an application form and return it to us. Please include a narrative of your career to date, a CV and a reference to endorse your application. We also require sight of a credit reference not more than three months old. Contact us for more details.

Please return it to Marine Society, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW or email

Please Note: It is not policy to grant scholarships or loans retrospectively, i.e. if the course has already started, been completed and/or been paid for.