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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


  • UK Home - £4,712
  • Overseas - £20,500

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




ESRC DTP Strategic Joint Scholarship

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). They are offering an ESRC Strategic Joint Studentship between Nottingham University Business School and the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham, commencing in October 2024.

This PhD project investigates the impact of mandatory ESG reporting on firms’ capital access, capital allocation and green behaviour, including but not limited to environmental performance and green innovation. It also explores how these effects change when combined with environmental regulations and innovation incentives.

The PhD student will work with Dr Jing Zhang and Professor Robert Elliott, gaining opportunities to develop and enhance their proficiency in research, advanced quantitative methods, data skills and machine learning methods for effectively handling micro-level panel data, providing valuable skills for future careers.

Application deadline

12 June 2024

For full details on this scholarship and the application process, please use the links below.




Nottingham University Business School PhD scholarships

We are offering two full PhD scholarships for high calibre, enthusiastic PhD researchers to undertake original research. One scholarship is aimed at international PhD students and one scholarship is aimed at home PhD students. The international scholarship will cover tuition fees of £23,500 and a yearly stipend of £19,237. The home scholarship will cover tuition fees of £5,350 and a yearly stipend of £19,237.

Both scholarships are for a period of three years and are expected to start on 1 February 2025.

Application deadline

11.59pm on 31 August 2024

For full details about the scholarships and how to apply, please use the link below.




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.

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International students

Information about funding opportunities for overseas students can be found on the international applicants website.

Funding for international students
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Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy is the network for researchers, and staff who support them, at the University of Nottingham. They work together to promote a healthy research culture, to cultivate researcher excellence, and develop creative partnerships that enable researchers to flourish. 




Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership. 




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