A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD.
You will be able to apply for funding for the 2018 to 2019 academic year in summer 2018.
You have to repay your Postgraduate Doctoral Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.
You can also get extra support if you have a disability.
You won’t be eligible for an Adult Dependants’ Grant, a Childcare Grant or Parents’ Learning Allowance from Student Finance if you’re studying a doctoral course.