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Fees and Funding

Postgraduate research students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses. There are many different ways you might be able to fund your research studies including:

  • research councils
  • local authorities
  • career development loans
  • trusts and charities
  • school or faculty studentships and bursaries

The University postgraduate funding website is an excellent place to start looking for help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, providing information on scholarships and awards you may be eligible for. The key is to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to track down funding.

Funding is available for excellent students and we are proud to offer our research students an extraordinary level of support.

When do I apply for funding?

You will only be considered for any of these funding opportunities after you have been accepted onto the PhD programme. Although we offer PhD scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the year, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We consider applicants for scholarships based on the strength of your application and a scholarship interview.

We strongly encourage students currently enrolled on a relevant masters programme to apply for PhD funding. The same criteria apply for awards, along with a conditional offer subject to meeting the key entry requirements.

Business School scholarships

Nottingham University Business School scholarships for 2020/21 will be advertised in November 2019.

Alumni PhD scholarships

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Nottingham University Business School Alumni Scholarships for postgraduate research.

These scholarships aim to reward high-quality alumni who are considering applying for the Business School PhD programme.

Six scholarships are available with a discount of 30% on Home/EU or International tuition fees for studies starting 1 October 2019 for a period of three years.

To be eligible to apply, you must be an alumnus of the University of Nottingham, including China and Malaysia, and have received or are predicted to receive a distinction in your degree from Nottingham (undergraduate or postgraduate studies).

How to apply

Candidates must complete the online application for the PhD programme.

After you have submitted your online application, you need to email indicating that you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships.

The Nottingham University Business School Alumni Scholarships will run in conjunction with the Business School PhD scholarships and other postgraduate research funding opportunities offered by the University.


  • UK and EU - £4,350*
  • Overseas - £17,550

* The HEU fee is estimated. The final amount will be determined by Research Councils UK and is expected to be announced in Spring 2018.

More information about fees for our postgraduate courses can be found on the Student Fees and Finance website.

International students

For further information about funding opportunities for overseas students, please see the international applicants website.

Graduate School

The Graduate School provides step-by-step guides and useful links to help you find the funding you need.


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