General funding information for humanities students of all degree levels
A brief guide to University of Nottingham and external sources of funding, including scholarships, studentships and bursaries.
At undergraduate level fees do not have to be paid upfront and the University provides a genero us package of bursaries to support home students from lower-income families. Well over a third of our students will be eligible for our core bursaries, which offer up to £3,000 for each year of undergraduate study.
The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships to help students from lower-income backgrounds with the cost of university. These bursaries are non-repayable and open to all students of ‘home’ fee status liable for the £9,000 tuition fee and not in receipt of a bursary from outside the University.
University of Nottingham Bursaries and Scholarships
Postgraduate taught course and research students
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 and studentships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date.
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 also 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.
Choral scholarships for students of all degree levels
The three largest churches in the city of Nottingham offer choral scholarships for students of all award levels and disciplines.
In addition to University and School core funding, individual subjects may have additional sources of internal and external funding.
You are encouraged to apply for funding early within your course application process.
Funding for research students
The primary source of funding for our students is through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The University of Nottingham is the lead institution within the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP).
The partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City, and is awarding 410 PhD studentships for study over a five year period commencing 2014.
The DTP provides UK/EU research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.
Applications for 2018 entry are now closed.
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Whilst M3C DTP AHRC funding is only available to UK/EU students, this is by no means the only source of funding, and additional opportunities are listed on the department's funding page as they become available.
The University’s International Office has a wide range of scholarship opportunities for students an EU fee status, including a fee reduction for alumni, and EU and Accession State Scholarships.
You may also search the University’s funding database, designed to give you an indication of University scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. The University Graduate School operates funding schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research.
Supervision areas for Nottingham AHRC-funded
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership students