Financial support for maintenance and university fees is available from the Research Councils, particularly EPSRC, PPARC and MRC, from University and School Studentships, and from industry.
Suitably qualified British students normally resident in Great Britain are eligible for Research Council studentships, which cover both maintenance and fees. Occasionally industrially-linked CASE studentships are also available.
Although Research Councils will pay the fees of suitably qualified EC nationals, both maintenance and fees may also be covered by the University/School studentships.
Research students may usually expect to augment their income by undertaking up to six hours per week of demonstration in practical laboratories or by marking undergraduate exercises.
The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research. The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding.
The Graduate School also holds a list of other sources of funding. 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.