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Doctoral student loans

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Doctoral loan

Government Doctoral Loans of up to £27,892 for 2022/23 entry, are available for students from England looking to study a PhD or equivalent postgraduate research programme.

The eligibility criteria and repayment details on this page refers to 2021/22 entry, unless stated otherwise. 

This information is correct at 16 February 2021. For the latest information, visit www.gov.uk.

Page history:

3 November 21: added loan amount for 2022/23 entry.
17 February 21: page updated with eligibility criteria for 2021/22 entry.
21 September 20: page updated with loan amounts for 2021/22 entry.
17 October 19: page updated with loan amounts for 2020/21 entry.
29 January 19: page updated with loan amounts for 2019/20 entry.