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UK PhD Government Loans

From September 2018 the UK government will offer loans of up to £25,000 to support students wishing to undertake a PhD who are not in receipt of UK Research Council funding.

These loans will be available to English-resident students and support all types of doctorate degree at universities within the UK. Although you are not eligible for this loan if you already receive UK Research Council funding, you can combine this loan with other funding sources.

Key Facts about UK PhD Loans (updated November 2017) :

What are they? Student loans for PhD-level qualifications lasting up to eight years in all subjects.
How much can you borrow? Up to £25,000, not means-tested.
Who is eligible? English-resident UK nationals aged 59 or under without Research Council studentships.
Where can you study? Any UK university with the ability to award PhDs.
When? Available in 2018.
Repayment? 6% of income over £21,000 per year. Combined with Masters loan debt.
Applications? To become available in Spring / Summer 2018.

Further details of the UK PhD Loans will be announced later in 2017. Read more details about eligibility and repayment.

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