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Doctoral Loans for UK students – University of Reading

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Doctoral Loans for UK students

Whether you are planning to start your PhD or Professional Doctorate, or have already started, then you may be eligible to apply for a government-backed loan of up to £27,265 (2021/22 amount).

Doctoral loans are 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 national ordinarily living in England
  • holding EU settled status or indefinite leave to remain, so there are no restrictions on how long you can stay 
  • under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of your course
  • applying for a doctoral qualification (i.e. a PhD, Professional Doctorate or DPhil)
  • not receiving funding from a UK Research Council

Please click on blue button below to view the full eligibility criteria on the UK government website.




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