If you’re hoping to secure funding for your PhD, there are many options available.
- You can browse our funding schemes, competition and directly funded projects via our database. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it’s important that you apply as early as possible.
- The University's postgraduate scholarships website gives you access to a searchable database of all University postgraduate research funding opportunities.
- Trusts, charities and foundations. There are many trusts, charities and foundations that award partial funding for postgraduate study. There are huge numbers of applications for these sums of money, so you’ll need a strong case to make a successful application. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it’s important that you make enquiries and apply as early as possible.
The standard period of study for a full-time PhD is 3 years (5 years part-time) and you are strongly encouraged to try and submit your PhD within that time. You will therefore need to have funding to cover the cost of your fees and your living expenses for a minimum of 3 years for FT study or 5 years PT. Also, where the research projects undertaken requires expenditure on consumables, equipment or other resources an annual bench fee may be charged in addition to the academic fees.