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Hey everyone,

I got an unconditional offer earlier this week for a PhD in Renaissance Literature, though no college confirmed just yet.

Does anyone know if the financial undertaking requires proper, hard evidence of funding for the whole of the PhD, or is it merely a lip-service-paying exercise? In other words, can we just put down stuff like ‘family will help’ and ‘bank loans’, when really we’re desperate for a scholarship because neither of the above is an option?

Yours impoverished,
Josh
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Hey everyone,

I got an unconditional offer earlier this week for a PhD in Renaissance Literature, though no college confirmed just yet.

Does anyone know if the financial undertaking requires proper, hard evidence of funding for the whole of the PhD, or is it merely a lip-service-paying exercise? In other words, can we just put down stuff like ‘family will help’ and ‘bank loans’, when really we’re desperate for a scholarship because neither of the above is an option?

Yours impoverished,
Josh
Are you an international student?

I expect they will either want hard evidence or it becomes a hard commitment i.e they will sue you if you sign and dont follow through. read the document. Check the small print and know when you are committed.
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Hey everyone,

I got an unconditional offer earlier this week for a PhD in Renaissance Literature, though no college confirmed just yet.

Does anyone know if the financial undertaking requires proper, hard evidence of funding for the whole of the PhD, or is it merely a lip-service-paying exercise? In other words, can we just put down stuff like ‘family will help’ and ‘bank loans’, when really we’re desperate for a scholarship because neither of the above is an option?

Yours impoverished,
Josh
I'm afraid they want hard evidence for the whole period. They won't let people start if they don't have the money to finish. College funds are for changes in circumstance, not structural inability to pay. Get as many scholarship/funding applications sent off as possible.
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I'm afraid they want hard evidence for the whole period. They won't let people start if they don't have the money to finish. College funds are for changes in circumstance, not structural inability to pay. Get as many scholarship/funding applications sent off as possible.
Is it enough merely to have sent off applications for scholarships, or does funding need to be secured in order for the offer to be confirmed? Thanks for your help!
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Is it enough merely to have sent off applications for scholarships, or does funding need to be secured in order for the offer to be confirmed? Thanks for your help!
Funding needs to be secured. If you get a scholarship you have to send off the award letter with the finance form.
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