Postgraduate research funding

There are a number of types of funding available for postgraduate research studies.

Funding overview

There are a number of types of funding available for postgraduate research studies:

You can also view a comprehensive list of funding opportunities and download a print-friendly guide to postgraduate research funding opportunities.

Download guide for using Research Professional to find funding

Finance advice for international students

Further information for international students on the fees that you will be required to pay and any discounts or bursaries that you may be eligible for.

Find out more about finance information for international students.

External funding

Opportunities open to postgraduate research students

For further information, and to check availability and eligibility criteria, please contact the funding organisation directly.

UK Research Councils

The following information is relevant to UK and EU postgraduate students.

The UK Research Councils support postgraduate training and research by providing UK candidates with tuition fees and a maintenance grant.

Non-UK residents from the EU can apply for tuition fee only awards; non-EU residents are not eligible to apply.

Candidates must apply via their university. Universities usually have their own internal deadlines that must be met in order for forms to be submitted before the Research Councils' deadlines (usually 1 May). The awards are highly competitive, so early application is encouraged.

There are a number of different Research Councils in the UK, each supporting different fields of study. Click on the links below to find out more.