Finance for postgraduate Doctoral courses
Your student finance journey
Find out what to expect on your student finance journey. Learn about the different stages, from before you apply to making your last repayment.
Before you apply
Find out what types of student finance are available and who can get it.
Most students starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.
You might also be able to get extra help on top of this, if you have a disability.
Whether you can get Postgraduate Doctoral Loan depends on your nationality, residency status, course and previous study.
Making an application
Find out how to apply for student finance, what evidence you may need to provide and how we calculate how much student finance you can get.
Getting your student finance
Find out how you’ll be paid your student finance once your application has been approved.
Your Notification of Entitlement letter
This letter confirms you what you're getting and when.
During your studies
If your circumstances change during the academic year, you’ll need to update your application. Changing your application may affect how much student finance you can get.
Changes to your information or circumstances
Find out how to keep your account up to date and what changes you need to tell us about.
Reassessment of your entitlement
After you've finished or left your course
Find out how and when you’ll start repaying your loan.
Repaying your loan
Find out how repayment works by reading our detailed online guide.