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To whom it may concern,

I started a research council funded PhD in 2015 but due to several reasons had to withdraw.

I want to undertake a masters program in the 2016/17 academic year but will be unable to fund it without the new £10, 000 masters loan. Will I be eligible to apply?

According to the information currently available, those who hold a masters level qualification or higher cannot apply: however my highest qualification is a Bsc which technically makes me eligible. However, I just wanted to know whether my situation is likely to change this?

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Hi Yoop6526

If the student did not receive a qualification when previously studying a postgraduate Master's degree whilst not receiving a Postgraduate loan, then any previous study used will not be counted.

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the reply, but could you please qualify what you meant by "any previous study used will not be counted"? Does this mean the postgraduate study I undertook will not be counted when making an application for the loan (i.e. it will not impede my application)? Also, you mention a masters degree but I was on a PhD.

Essentially I just want confirmation that I will be eligible, given the information I have provided above.

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Hi again

We have been advised the postgraduate loan with be for Masters courses only. As long as you do not hold this qualification already and have not had a loan for postgraduate funding, you will be able to apply.

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Hi Mark,

That has cleared things up for me, thank you so much for your response.

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Yop
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