If you’re hoping to secure funding for your PhD, there are many options available.
- You can browse our funding schemes, competition and directly funded projects via our database. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it’s important that you apply as early as possible.
- The University's postgraduate scholarships website gives you access to a searchable database of all University postgraduate research funding opportunities.
- Research Council funding. Every year the University receives over £7m from the Research Councils to fund new postgraduate scholarships (both Masters and research). You should check the relevant Research Council website for further information:
- Trusts, charities and foundations. There are many trusts, charities and foundations that award partial funding for postgraduate study. There are huge numbers of applications for these sums of money, so you’ll need a strong case to make a successful application.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it’s important that you make enquiries and apply as early as possible.
The majority of UK/EU students on PhD programmes within the School are on funded places, which means that their fees are covered and they receive a stipend. However, some PhD students are self-funding or are sponsored by an external source and these students will need to pay tuition fees.
Postgraduate research fees are not regulated by the UK government so decisions on UK undergraduate fees do not apply to them. Our postgraduate research fees are set independently and reviewed on an annual basis. Where the research projects undertaken require a high expenditure on consumables, equipment or other resources an annual bench fee may be charged in addition to the academic fees.