Fees and funding
Postgraduate researchers 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
University support with funding
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 postgraduate researchers 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.
Information about funding opportunities for overseas students can be found on the international applicants website.
Funding for international students
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Midlands Graduate School
The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership.