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COVID-19 Maintenance Payments to students

On the 9th of April, UKRI announced that studentships can be extended for up to six months for final year doctoral students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and funded by UKRI Research Councils. For more information please visit the Doctoral College's website.

For all other students who are facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, the Doctoral College has a hardship fund.

Sickness and Stipends


If you are a post graduate student in receipt of a stipend, you will continue to receive this provided:

you are fully enrolled

you are temporarily withdrawn however you are entitled to receive a stipend e.g. you are receiving sick pay or maternity/paternity/adoption pay

We expect to process the stipend for June 2020 towards the end of this month. Your monthly stipend will reach your bank account by the 1st of June 2020.

In the event of sickness, or if you have any concerns regarding self-isolation, please contact the Doctoral College team.