If you are a UK student undertaking a full-time, part-time, distance-learning or integrated postgraduate doctoral qualification, you may be eligible to apply for a UK government Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.
It is paid directly into your bank account in three annual instalments, and you can choose to use it towards your tuition fees or to help with living costs.
To check your eligibility, see how much you could receive and find out how to apply for the UK government Postgraduate Doctoral Loan visit the government Funding for Doctoral Study page.
Student Finance England
Watch this video from Student Finance England for a clear and concise overview of the Master’s loan.
Other postgraduate funding
In addition to your Doctoral loan, you may qualify for other funding for your doctoral course, for example grants from charities or trusts. However, you will not be eligible for an Adult Dependants’ Grant, a Childcare Grant or Parents’ Learning Allowance from Student Finance if you’re studying a doctoral course.
Student finance office
For further information, advice or guidance please contact our student finance office.