Postgraduate

UK/EU students

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan Scheme

Value of award

Maximum of £27,265

Overview

(*) The University's Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD is not eligible for the Doctoral Loan Scheme as students are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Other sources of funding

Repayment Terms

Administration and payment of the Loan

Eligibility Criteria

 

Course eligibility 

(*) The University's Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD is not eligible for Doctoral Loan Scheme as students are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Personal eligibility

Students from England and Wales

You can get the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan if all of the following apply:

Students from Northern Ireland and Scotland

UK nationals, or individuals with settled status in the UK, ordinarily resident in Scotland and Northern Ireland are currently not eligible for the loan.

Northern Ireland has been considering plans for doctoral loans, but hasn't set a date for these.

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

Following the UK's decision to leave the EU, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status and postgraduate financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22.

These changes do not affect students starting courses in academic year 2020/21, nor those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefiting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. This means that EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, and who meet the relevant eligibility requirements at the start of the course, will have access to home fee status and student financial support.

Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland will continue to benefit from their current access to home fees and financial support, with no changes due to Brexit.

How to apply

The 2021/2022 application cycle will be open for English students and Welsh students in May/ June 2021.

Please contact Newcastle University at ltds@ncl.ac.uk and let us know the course title, qualification, mode (full time or part time) and programme code (if known) that you will be requesting a loan for. We will then be in touch to advise you when you can make your application’

The following information applies to the application process:

Contact

More information can also be found at:

Gov.UK - English students

Student Finance Wales - Welsh students

Eligible Courses