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PhD Loans for English residents (available from 2018)

  • Help with: up to £25,000 loan
  • Deadline: to be confirmed

Background information

Applicants will be able to apply for a PhD loan if they are a UK national, ordinarily resident in England, beginning a PhD at any UK university in the 2018-19 academic year.

You must also be aged 59 or under and not already hold qualifications at PhD level.

Loans can be combined with funding from your university or other sources, but not with Research Council funding, NHS funding or other direct Government funding.

Eligibility and availability


Student loans for PhD-level qualifications lasting up to eight years in all subjects.

How much

Up to £25,000, not means-tested.


English-resident UK nationals aged 59 or under without Research Council studentships.


Any UK university with the ability to award PhDs.


Available in 2018.


6% of income over £21,000 per year. Combined with Masters loan debt.

How do I apply?


To open in Spring / Summer 2018.

More information is available via FindaPhD

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