Department of Archaeology

Fees and funding

The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.

Tuition fees

You should remember that as well as paying tuition fees to the University, you will need to find living expenses.  Please use our Budget Planner tool to help you estimate your costs.

Funding opportunities

UK and EU doctoral students are eligible to apply for funding through the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.

We are inviting applications from students whose research interests fall within the disciplines of the School of Humanities.


The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.

However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date. Get information about:

The information on these pages provides basic details about funding available from the University of Nottingham and external sources. The University also has a funding database which you can search. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Scholarships for International Students

As an international student, you can take advantage of one of the UK's largest scholarship portfolios.  For information on scholarships, fees and finance for international student, please visit the International Office Website.  

Overseas students can apply for a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International), which pays tuition fees for a full-time research degree programme (PhD or MPhil) at Nottingham to start in September or October 2013.  The closing date for applications is 12.00, 1st March 2013 (UK time).

Postgraduate Research Fund for Music Students

Each research student is entitled to apply for up to £120 per year towards research or conference travel, via the Department of Music Postgraduate Research Fund (forms available on the Postgraduate webpages).  The Department would normally expect you to also apply for the Graduate School Travel Prize Fund (up to £600).


Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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