Competitive external studentships or fellowships
These are applied for by the student with the help of a supervisor. This is a common route for clinical PhD students. It often requires the student to do some preliminary work in Nottingham in their spare time or study time whilst in a full-time clinical SHO or SpR post. (Find a supervisor in the School of Medicine.)
University, research councils or charities
These pay your fees and contribute to living expenses. They may be funded by The University of Nottingham or Research Councils or charities. They are advertised by the University of Nottingham both nationally and on the University website. These studentships are the usual source of funding for UK and some EU non-clinical students. They usually pay a stipend, plus the payment of all tuition fees. Individual divisions may also offer their own studentships.
Home and EU students can contact the school for details about upcoming opportunities.
There are several studentship competitions available to international students. These usually pay the fees only and therefore students would generally have to be able to fund their living expenses.
The University is very successful in attracting sponsorship for research students, particularly from the Research Councils through competitions and annual allocations and with the European Commission’s Marie Curie programme. Please refer to the Graduate School for more information. Studentship opportunities are also available.
International and EU students
The University of Nottingham offers a range of research scholarships for outstanding international and EU students.
Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your research course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.
The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.