Postgraduate research funding

The School's postgraduate community is one of the largest and most diverse and dynamic postgraduate communities in the UK, and is committed to supporting financially the best-qualified applicants.

Funding your programme will be a crucial factor in your decision to apply for a postgraduate research degree, so the earlier you consider your funding options, the better.

Each year, we award over £1 million in studentships and bursaries for doctoral study. There is a range of awards on offer for both home/EU and international students at PhD level. 

Search for funding opportunities

Choose your country and programme of study to search our postgraduate research funding opportunities database. Alternatively, you can view funding opportunities for all of our School's programmes.

PhD loans (UK/EU students only)

The UK Government has now published information on PhD student loans. 

  • You can borrow up to £25,000 for the entire PhD programme.
  • UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, will be eligible. The Government is currently considering making EU students eligible.
  • The loan is paid directly to students and can be used for tuition fees and living costs.
  • The loan is divided equally across each year of the programme in three instalments.

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