Find a funded PhD project
We offer a wide range of fully funded studentships. We run several of our PhD studentships in partnership with doctoral training centres, meaning you'll benefit from enhanced training and guaranteed funding.
- are fully funded
- come with a maintenance grant to help towards living costs
- are open to UK and international students
View our current projects
Apply for a funded partnership studentship
You can also apply for funding from all of our research groups. Each research group runs its own funded research projects.
We offer one of the most attractive packages for PhD students with full tuition funding, plus, for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years. A handful of our research projects offer an even more attractive package.
Applications are accepted throughout the year but you should apply as early as possible in order to get the best choice of projects.
Contact the supervisor of each project for more information or email Peter Horak with any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer scholarships and teaching bursaries ourselves. Your potential supervisor can guide you on what is available.
If you’re an international student you may be able to apply for a scholarship from your country.
Find out more about scholarships
Fund your own PhD research project
Once you've found a supervisor, they can help you with potential funding sources. We offer match funding in some cases.
You'll need to state how you intend to pay for your tuition fees when you submit your application.
Find out more about funding your PhD
Get industry sponsorship
You may be able to fund your postgraduate research with funding from your current employer or from industry.
Take out a PhD loan
You can borrow up to £26,445 for a PhD starting in 2022. Doctoral loans are not means tested and you can decide how much you want to borrow.
Find out about PhD loans on GOV.UK
Apply for funding from a charity
You may be able to win funding from one or more charities to help fund your PhD.
Learn about charity funding on FindAPhD.com