Please note that details for 2021/22 have not been released in full by Student Finance England. All details below refer to students starting in 2020/21, unless stated otherwise, and will be updated once further information is available.
UK Students starting a doctoral degree in 2021/22 may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan through Student Finance England. The loan will be:
Please note that funding can’t be backdated, so if you wait to apply for funding in your second year, you won’t be able to claim retrospectively for your first year.
Important note: course length is counted from initial registration up to the expected final thesis submission (standard full-time PhD course: 3 years of supervised study + 1 year of writing up period (CO) = 4 years in total).
For additional information and see if you qualify, please visit Student Finance England website.
The earliest you start repaying is when your annual income is over £21,000 and it's either the:
Application process for the 2020/21 academic year is now open.
Application process for the 2021/22 academic year is expected to open in late June 2021.
This website will be updated regularly as we get updates from Student Finance England so please keep on checking it for further information. You can also send any queries to email@example.com.
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