Postgraduate Doctoral Loans >

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans are available to those starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course on or after 1 August 2018. This loan is to help with course and living costs while studying and has to be paid back at the same time as any other student loans you have.

You can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan in any year of your course, but you might not get the full amount if you apply after the first year of your course. To get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan, you must apply no more than nine months after the first day of the final academic year of your course.

You won’t be able to get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan if you’re getting any Research Council Funding. You can get extra support if you have a disability.

Further details of Postgraduate Doctoral Loans, including eligibility and how to apply, are available here:

For enquiries please contact:

Student Welfare
0141 353 4485 


Student Finance England Postgraduate Loan Team
Telephone: 0300 100 0031
Textphone: 0300 100 0622
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm