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 loan amount and criteria for 2023/24 entry have not yet been confirmed.

The eligibility criteria and repayment details on this page refers to 2022/23 entry, unless stated otherwise. 

Page history:

22 November 22: page updated with eligibility criteria for 2022/23 entry.

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.