Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a Postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD. Applications for funding for the academic year 2018/19 can be made in summer 2018.
What you can get and how the loan is paid
You can borrow up to £25,000 for the whole course and the amount you can get is not based on your family’s income. The loan is paid directly to you and can be used for your course fees and living costs.
The loan will be divided equally across each year of your course. The first loan payment is made after your course start date, once City has confirmed that you have registered. The loan will be paid in 3 instalments of 33%, 33% and 34% each year. After your application has been approved you’ll be sent a letter with your payment dates or you can check them in your online account.
Whether you qualify depends on:
- Your course
- Your age
- Your nationality or residency status
You can find out more about the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan eligibility requirements and application process at the GOV.UK website. Please also contact Student Finance England on 0300 100 0031 if you have any further questions.