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Grant Information for the United Kingdom

A separate grant application must be received by the Student Loans Company by 31 January. The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is not automatically an application for a national grant.

Eligibility and Grants

UK candidates for the doctoral programme must submit a separate application for a grant using the UK PG2E Form  issued by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (DBIS) / Student Loans Company (SLC).They should also attach the Return Mail Header  to the application and mark it ***PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Completed applications should be sent by mail (no electronic versions can be accepted) to the Student Loans Company in the UK. The deadline for receiving the application is set at 31 January. Please be reminded that you must enclose with the form an officially certified copy of your passport/document that shows your nationality. 

The rules for residents of England are set out in: 

The Education (Student Support)(European University Institute) Regulations 2010 and Amendments 2012

A candidate must be ordinarily resident in the UK on 1 February to qualify for support. DBIS grants are available for candidates domiciled in England who meet the criteria set out in this Regulation.

Residents of Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland  must send the completed DBIS/SLC grant eligibility form to the SLC Darlington office.

The grant is means-tested in respect of income, including that of the spouse/cohabitee.


Students may claim the cost of one return journey between their UK home and the EUI based on the cost of the first journey carried out. 

Claims must be for travel by the most economic means possible and are only reimbursed if accompanied by the original receipts.

Health Insurance

The EUI has negotiated a medical insurance policy with a Belgian company and the DBIS/SLC pays the premiums for UK studentship holders registered for the 4-year Ph.D. programme.




Grant and Allowances

  • Monthly grant: € 1,508
  • Partner allowance: yes
  • Travel allowance: yes
  • Insurance: yes

National Grant-awarding Authority

Department for Business Innovation & Skills (United Kingdom)



Student Loans Company (SLC)

Mr. Peter Sykes, Practitioner Support Advisor Contact Services

  • Postal Address: Memphis Building, Lingfield Point, Darlington,  DL1 1RW U.K.
  • Email: eu_institutions@slc.co.uk Please mark all mail PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.


Page last updated on 22 January 2015