School of English

Fees and Funding

There is a wide range of financial support available for students at the University of Nottingham. The support available depends on many factors, such as:

  • the subject being studied
  • award level
  • where you live
  • income 

Many of the financial support options require you to hold an offer from Nottingham before you can make an application for funding.

It is therefore highly recommended that you begin the application process in time to meet the funding deadlines.

Remember to check the eligibility criteria for the funding source(s) that you intend to apply for.

 

 

General funding information, including bursaries and scholarships

 
Disability Services, part of Academic Services at the University of Nottingham

Disabled students

 
 

Undergraduate funding

 

Postgraduate funding

General information

 

Masters degree funding

Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding (1+3)

Applications deadline:  23 January 2024

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications

Closing date for applications for 2024 entry - 23 January 2024.

Please contact Professor Louise Mullany for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

 

Aziz Foundation Masters Scholarships

Applications deadine: 12.00 noon on 28 March 2024

The Scholarships Programme offers 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to support British Muslims to study at UK universities. The scholarships are aimed at those who wish to advance in their careers and bring positive change to their communities and beyond. 

Full scholarship details

 

Scholarships for international students

(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of Masters scholarships available

 

Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are studying a taught Masters course. 
Please check the eligibility requirements and terms and conditions for part-time students.

Full details on the Student Services website

 

Research degree funding

Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship for BAME Applicants

Applications deadline: 10 March 2024

The Faculty of Arts is committed to undertaking initiatives which support under-represented groups to study with us. One initiative is this faculty-funded studentship.

Eligibility

The studentship is open to candidates who:

What the studentship covers

  • Home tuition fees for the remainder of a normal PhD period of study (which is three years full-time or six years pro-rata part-time) .
  • A stipend which is tax-free, does not need to be paid back and will match the UKRI stipend (as an indication, the UKRI stipend for 2023/24 is £18,662 per year for full-time study, pro-rata part-time).

Your research proposal

Successful applicants will have an extremely well-thought-through proposal which, above all else, shows what the project going to address, why it is important that this should be addressed, and how it will address this.

The project must be clearly focused, feasible (in terms of being completed within three years, and in terms of practical aspects such as methodology), innovative, and timely. We expect research questions to be set out, and for it to be clear how the methodological plans will allow applicants to answer these questions. The proposal needs to be accessible to non-specialists, and to demonstrate the importance of the project and what it brings to the discipline.

How to apply

Closing date: 14:00, Friday 10 March 2024

More information and application form

 

The Wolfson Foundation

Applications deadline: 10 January 2024

With generous funding from The Wolfson Foundation, we are now inviting applications for Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships starting in the 2024 to 25 academic year for doctoral (PhD) study in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages.  The Wolfson Foundation awards funding to outstanding students who demonstrate potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally, the successful applicants should aspire to becoming significant contributors to society, whether in the academic sphere or in other areas of intellectual and cultural leadership.

Eligibility

  • The awards are open to UK and International (including EU) applicants who will commence campus-based doctoral (PhD) study at the University of Nottingham at the start of the 2024/25 academic year.
  • Applicants’ intended PhD research must be in the discipline(s) of history, literature or languages (definitions of eligible subject disciplines).
  • Applicants should be resident in the UK for the duration of their studies and live within reasonable distance of UoN (except for periods of fieldwork). Applicants should have a track record of academic excellence.  This will usually be demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree, usually a first class degree resulting in a BA plus
      • either a Masters degree in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research. The Masters must either be held at the point of application or completed by the time an applicant begins their PhD (even though the final examination board may not yet have taken place and the overall result is therefore not yet known)
      • or professional qualifications and experience equivalent to a Masters qualification.
  • Applicants should have applied to study for a PhD at the University of Nottingham before they submit their Wolfson Scholarship application. It is, however, not necessary to have received a formal offer by the point of application.

What the studentship covers

Each Scholarship offers a fixed sum of £105,000 over three years for full-time study or six years for part-time study and covers:

  • Home (UK)/International tuition fees (where an International applicant is successful, the Faculty will pay the difference between Home and International fee levels).
  • A maintenance grant (referred to as a stipend) fixed at £25,500 per year (pro rata part-time) which is tax-free and paid monthly.
  • A research and training allowance.

Closing date: 10 January 2024

More information and application form

 

Midlands4Cities AHRC PhD funding

Applications deadline: 10 January 2024

The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C DTP) provides UK/EU research candidates with:

  • funding

  • expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision)

  • training

  • access to a wide range of facilities

  • cohort events

  • placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors

Full details and how to apply

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Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding

Applications deadline: 23 January 2024

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Closing date for applications for 2024 entry - 23 January 2024.

Please contact Professor Louise Mullany for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Full list of Linguistics supervision available
 
 

Scholarships for international students

(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of PhD scholarships available

 

Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are do a PhD or equivilant course.

Full details on the Student Services website

 

Other postgraduate funding

 
 
 

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email: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk