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Doctoral Loans for UK/EU applicants – University of Reading

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Doctoral Loans for UK/EU applicants

If you are planning to begin your PhD or Professional Doctorate, then you may be eligible to apply for a government-backed loan of up to £25,700 (2019/20) or £26,445 (2020/21).

Doctoral loans will be available for either full-time or part-time study for a duration of 3 to 8 academic years.

To qualify for a postgraduate doctoral loan, you must be:

  • a UK/EU national ordinarily living in England
  • aged 59 or under
  • applying for a doctoral qualification (i.e. a PhD, Professional Doctorate or DPhil)
  • not receiving funding from a UK Research Council.




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