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University to increase stipends for Doctoral Researchers

Following UKRI’s recent advice to increase the minimum stipend paid to Doctoral Researchers, Loughborough is pleased to confirm it will provide the same level of increased financial support.

For Doctoral Researchers who receive a stipend paid through the University, the minimum amount will rise to £17,668 full-time equivalent (FTE). 

This is a 10% increase on what was previously announced as the minimum stipend level for 2022-2023 and will come into effect for students starting or continuing their studies from 1 October 2022. 

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Doctoral College Professor Steve Christie commented: “I’m delighted to see this increase in stipend for our Doctoral Researchers. These students are at the heart of our research endeavour and it’s right that we show that Loughborough values them. We also want prospective researchers to know that Loughborough is a destination of choice with competitive stipends and scholarships.”

Professor Dan Parsons, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research added: “I am really pleased that we have been able to extend the recently announced UKRI stipend uplift to support Doctoral candidates across Loughborough University to the same level. The increase in the cost of living is impacting many across society and it is important that we able to extend support to the Doctoral Researcher community, who are vital in delivering our research and innovation ambitions.”

Uplifts will be applied automatically by the Doctoral College from the October stipend payment date onwards.

Doctoral Researchers experiencing financial hardship or seeking general financial advice can obtain further information and support via our Student Advice and Support Service.