Eligible students can borrow up to £25,700 (2019/20) and repayments will not start before April 2022 (External Link)
The loans will be available for programmes including PhD/DPhil, EdD, EngD and integrated doctoral programmes. The programme can be taught or research-based, or a combination of both. All disciplines and subject areas are eligible. Loans will be available for full-time, part-time and distance learning. The loans cover split-site programmes as long as Kent is the lead institution and provided you spend at least 50% of your study time in the UK. The loans are not means tested and are paid directly into your UK bank account.
Repayments will be income contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate and Master’s loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000 at an interest rate of 3% plus RPI.
How to apply
Full details of Doctoral Loan scheme are available at https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/further-information