Doctoral Loan

If you’re starting a full postgraduate Doctoral course in 2020/21, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. This loan is to help with your course and living costs while you’re studying and has to be paid back.

The amount you can get doesn’t depend on your household income.

You can borrow up to £26,445 for your whole course for 2020/21.

The loan is paid directly to you. You can use it for your course fees and living costs.

For more information on eligibility criteria, when you get paid, and how repayment works, please click here

You can also learn more about the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan at the Student Room website.

Contact Student Finance England if you have further questions.

Student Finance England Postgraduate Loan team
Telephone: 0300 100 0031
Textphone: 0300 100 0622
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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Postgraduate Doctoral Loan explained