If you choose to study with us, there are various sources of funding to which you can apply. Some are administered by the school, others by research bodies to which the school has links, and others by the University and central government sources. These opportunities are often specific to particular degree programmes, or to the fee-status of a student, so it is important to read all related information very carefully. All studentships and bursaries are competitive and are awarded on academic merit.
The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership supports the personal and professional development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. Studentships are available to UK/EU students.
Please note: the deadline for application for 2017 entry has now passed.
View University of Nottingham supervision areas and Midlands3Cities application procedures
The Partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City.
Please see our school funding opportunities website for additional sources of funding.
Research students need to be accepted by the University in order to apply to external funding bodies in support of their studies. The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies offers advice on funding applications and all students who intend to apply for funding should keep an eye on the school website for notification of bursaries and studentships as well as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) website and other sources of funding. Please note while the AHRC website normally has a May deadline for receipt of applications, the school deadline is normally February. Applications can only be submitted through the school and the University, and applicants may apply for AHRC funding only through one university. EU students are eligible to apply to the AHRC for fees-only scholarships, and those from new accession countries are eligible for special support.
The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research - the Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas 21 funding. The Graduate School holds a list of other sources of funding.
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.