What can I get?

You could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to:

  • £28,673 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2023
  • £27,892 if you started between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023
  • £27,265 if you started between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022

This is to help with your course and living costs while you’re studying and has to be repaid.

Your loan payments will be spread out across all the academic years of your course. For example, if you’re studying full time over four years and apply for the maximum loan amount of ££28,673, then your payments would be around £7,168 in each academic year. The loan is paid in three instalments at the start of each term.

You can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan amount in any year of your course, but if you apply after the first year you might not get the maximum amount. 

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you might be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowance. This doesn’t have to be paid back. You don’t have to be getting a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to apply.