Graduate School

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate funding

The University has subscribed to online version of The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which all applicants, current staff and students can access. This guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current and prospective graduate students. Charities are an underrated funding resource, and often make awards to students of any subject and any nationality.

The Guide was written by two postgraduate students who between them have won over £45,000 from 55 different charity awards. It contains model personal and financial statements, and over 300 links to voluntary sector funding sources. The Alternative Guide is independently published by GradFunding.

To request access to the online version of The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, please complete the below form. Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access the online guide.


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