Find a funded PhD project
We run funded PhD studentships in partnership with doctoral training centres, meaning you'll benefit from enhanced training and guaranteed funding
These studentships are open to UK and international applicants and include:
- paid tuition fees
- a maintenance grant to help towards living costs
- extra funding for fieldwork, equipment and conference attendance
View our current projects.
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 and fees when you submit your application.
Find out more about funding your PhD.
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