Consultation outcome

Postgraduate doctoral loans

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Postgraduate doctoral loans: government consultation response

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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

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Postgraduate doctoral loans: analysis of responses

Detail of feedback received

An analysis of responses to the consultation.

Original consultation


We'd like your views on the proposed loan for doctoral study.

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Consultation description

We are seeking external views on a postgraduate doctoral loan.

This will offer eligible applicants up to £25,000 towards the cost of their studies. The loan will be repaid on an income-contingent basis, and we aim to launch it in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

We are very interested in hearing what you think about the proposed loan.

We will consider all responses and use these to inform the design of the doctoral loan.

Income-contingent loans are loans where the repayments will be based on how much you earn.

Published 4 November 2016
Last updated 8 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added government response.
  2. First published.