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The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

Funding by Research Council

Students at a poster presentation

UK and EU postgraduate students may be able to apply for funding from one of the UK research councils. Successful UK applicants receive fees and maintenance support, while EU students receive a fees-only grant.

If your course is eligible for research council funding you will need to contact the relevant council directly.

Competition for these awards is intense and you should apply as early as you can. For some of our courses you may need confirmation that you have been awarded funding before you can register with us as a postgraduate.


Arts and Humanities Research Council


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 


Economic and Social Research Council


Natural Environment Research Council


Medical Research Council


Science and Technology Facilities Council

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