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
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Apply for a funded doctoral training centre studentship
As social scientist you may be able to apply for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP). You'll need to apply for funding separately from your application to us.
Doctoral training centres offer fully funded studentships which include:
- a taught first year
- 3 year of PhD research
Find our more about the SCDTP.
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
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