Eligible postgraduate Doctorial students starting a course on or after 1 August 2018 can now apply for a loan to contribute to overall costs.
Information from Student Finance England on how to apply for a Doctoral Loan:
What can you get?
Eligible students will be able to borrow up to £25,000 for their whole course. The amount you receive is not basde on you or your family's income. The loan will be paid directly to eligible students and they will be able to use it for their course fees and living costs. The loan will be divided equally across each year of the course.
Will you be eligible?
For full details on eligibility, repayments and how to apply, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan