Graduate School


The University of Nottingham is a top destination for postgraduate research students and offers an array of funding opportunities from sources such as Research Councils, industry, charities, governments, donors and strategic use of our own resources.

The Graduate School works in partnership with academic Schools to ensure the very best students are supported through the scholarship schemes available and we hope these pages will provide a valuable resource to help you fund your studies.

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Want to know more about postgraduate study at The University of Nottingham?  Visit our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day or take a look at  the online postgraduate prospectus. 

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Prospective UK and EU Masters students

Funding for Masters students is limited and often very competitive.  Find out more about the various sources of funding available to you.


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Prospective UK and EU research students

Most UK Governmental funding for postgraduate research is provided through the seven UK Research Councils.  In addition to Research Council funding, you can also find out more about other sources of funding.

International students

Prospective international students

As an international student you can take advantage of one of the UK's largest scholarship portfolios managed by our International Office.

Also, take a look at our Doctoral Training Centres as many are open to international students.

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Current research students

The Postgraduate Funding Workspace has information about your award payments, progress, changes and any additional allowances you may claim.  

The Graduate School provides limited funding for researchers to develop their own innovative projects and to support travel to other institutions and centres of excellence.


Disabled Students Allowance

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If you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulties you can apply for a DSA to give you extra financial support you need. Contact the Disability Adviser for postgraduate students for more information.

Alternative Funding Guide

This guide for current and prospective graduate students, details how to find and apply for alternative sources of funding.  

The Alternative Guide is independently published by GradFunding. Register here to access the online version of this guide. 

Register Online Here


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The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400

Text: 07786209140 Email: graduate-school@nottingham.ac.uk