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Funding your studies

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:

  • subject
  • award level
  • where you live
  • income

Many of the financial support options require you to hold an offer of a place to study at 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.

 
 

General funding information including bursaries and scholarships

 
 

Postgraduate funding

General information

 

Masters degree funding - MA, MSc, MPhil, MRes

Midlands4Cities Nottingham Masters funding 

Applications for 2019/20 entry are now closed 

These financial awards are for students wishing to pursue a full-time on-site Masters over a maximum period of one year starting in September 2019.

These studentships are intended to provide a route into the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, but they do not guarantee subsequent doctoral funding, for which a separate application must be made.

Full details and application form

 

School of Humanities Masters Studentships 

Application deadline 31 May 2019

The School of Humanities is offering a number of Masters Studentships for applicants for September 2019 entry. The studentship will cover the full HEU tuition fees for 2019-20.

To be eligible applicants must have HEU fee status and must have applied for a place on a full-time Masters course offered by a Department in the School of Humanities (Classics and Archaeology; History; Music; Philosophy; Theology and Religious Studies) and have provided two academic references, with a start date of September 2019.

Candidates should complete the Application Form referencing the Guidance Notes.

Completed applications should be submitted to ss-pgr-upw@nottingham.ac.uk.

Application deadline for 2019 entry: 12 noon on Friday 31 May 2019.

 

Lillian M Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship 

Application deadline 16 August 2019

Dr Lillian M Ruff was a graduate of University of Nottingham who generously established this scholarship in her name.

There will be one recipient in 2019/20, being awarded a scholarship equivalent to the full cost of the UK/EU fee for a full time/part-time taught MA or MRes course in the School of Humanities at University of Nottingham.

Applications for 2019-20 are now open.

Application deadline for 2019 entry: Friday 16 August 2019

Further information
 

Scholarships for international students

Application deadlines vary

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

See the full range of Masters scholarships available

 
Government supported loans

Student Loan Company

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 for eligible students who are studying a taught or research Masters course from 2016 onwards.

Full details on the Student Services website

Professional and career development loans

Commercial loans supported by the Skills Funding Agency. The Government pays the interest on the loan while you are studying.

More information on the Student Services website

 

 

History Masters students only

Pauline Roberts Scholarship 

Application deadline 26 July 2019

The Colwyn and Jean Rich Foundation of Canada offers the Pauline Roberts Scholarship to United Kingdom nationals to support one student on the MA in History. The Scholarship has a value of 7,000 Canadian dollars per annum (approximately £4,000 depending on the exchange rate) and is tenable for one year. This will be matched by £3,000 from the Department of History towards tuition fee costs.

The Scholarship is intended to be awarded to an applicant of academic merit who has the commitment to complete the programme of study, who is in great need of financial support and who can demonstrate a social contribution to the community in their wider life activities.

For enquiries please contact the MA Course Director,  Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty.

Download the application form for the Pauline Roberts Scholarship.

Email the completed form to  ss-pgr-upw@nottingham.ac.uk.

Application deadline for 2019 entry: midnight, 26 July 2019.

 

 

Tranfield Scholarship 

Application deadline 26 July 2019

The Tranfield Scholarship kindly offers to support one full-time student on the MA in History in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. The Scholarship has a value of £7,290 for the 2019-20 academic session and is intended to act as a fee waiver. 

The Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant of academic merit who demonstrates commitment and ambition both in their studies and the furtherance of their chosen career. 

Eligibility:

  • The award recipient will have attended a state school within the United Kingdom between the ages of 11-18 and must also meet residency requirements for a ‘home’ student. (To be classed as a ‘home’ student, a student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period prior to the start of the course).  
  • An applicant must be holding an offer for a place to study on the MA in History with an entry date of September 2019 to be eligible to apply for the funding award. 

Successful candidates will be asked to submit a short report to summarise their experiences during the academic year, explain the progress they have made and what a difference the award has made to them.

Enquiries to Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, Department of History, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Email: sheryllynne.haggerty@nottingham.ac.uk.

Download the application form for the Tranfield Scholarship.

Email the completed form to  ss-pgr-upw@nottingham.ac.uk.

Application deadline for 2019 entry: midnight, 26 July 2019.

 
 

 

Theology and Religious Studies only

The Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline 30 August 2019

The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to academically talented applicants (as assessed by their School). A maximum of £1,250 is available to award between successful applicants in each academic year.

Open to postgraduate research students, full-time or part-time, holding an offer to study or already admitted to the MRes in Theology/Religious Studies only and undertaking research in Hebrew Bible.

Applications for 2019-20 are now open.

Application deadline: 30 August 2019. 

Further information

 

Alan Richardson Studentship in Christian Theology 

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed

The Alan Richardson Studentship in Christian Theology is designed to assist distance learning students who are currently studying either for the MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology, or the MA in Church History. One studentship of £600 is available each academic year, which may be used either towards the cost of fees or incidental expenses. If you wish to apply, please apply in writing by Monday 13 May 2019 stating, in no more than 500-700 words, why you would benefit from the bursary, and how it would aid your intellectual flourishing in the programme.

Include a copy of your up to date CV with your application and send both by email to 
ss-pgr-upw@nottingham.ac.uk with subject heading as “Alan Richardson Studentship – [your name]”.

The bursary will be awarded on the basis of both academic excellence and benefit to the individual as set out in the application. It will be payable to the successful candidate by the end of the spring semester 2019.

Details for the year 2020-21 will be posted here when they are available.

 
 

 

Music Masters students only

Henry Thomas Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed

This tuition fee scholarship, worth £2,500, will be awarded on a competitive basis to a full-time or part-time postgraduate student holding an offer for the MRes in Music. The scholarship is particularly intended for students specialising in vocal performance or researching an aspect of singing or the voice. The award will be made for the 2019/20 academic year and cannot be deferred. To be eligible to apply you must have a UK or EU fee status and have an offer of a place on the MRes programme.

Application deadline: Friday 12 April 2019.

Please direct any queries concerning the scholarship to elizabeth.kelly@nottingham.ac.uk.

Download the application form for the Henry Thomas Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship.

Details for the year 2020-21 will be posted here when they are available.

 

 

Research degrees funding - PhD 

Midlands4Cities PhD funding

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed

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.

See here for more details

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Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship 2019

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed

 

Scholarships for international and EU students

Application deadlines vary

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

Please note that the application deadlines for the Vice Chancellor's Scholarships were 12.00 noon Friday 8 March 2019 for overseas applicants and 12.00 noon on Friday 3 May 2019 for applicants from the EU.

Further details on a range of funding opportunities can be found by following the link below.

See the full range of PhD scholarships available

 

 

Classics and Archaeology only

Rising from the Depths, International PhD Studentship 

Applications are now closed 

Applications are invited for a Faculty of Arts funded International PhD studentship granted in connection to a recent GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits. Applicants for the studentship must be nationals of Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique or Tanzania – countries which are the focus of the project.

The Rising from the Depths project aims to identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can directly benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania. 

You can read the full advert here.

 

 

History only

Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP MA and PhD Studentship 

Applications for 2019/20 entry are now closed

This studentship is one of several accredited ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK. It is a fully funded 4-year programme of study with the Department of History into Modern Russian and East European social and/or economic history (from the mid-19th century). 

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2018.

For more information download the document below:

ESRC Russian History Studentship

Full details on funding applications through the Midlands Graduate School

 
 

 

Theology and Religious Studies only

The Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline 30 August 2019

The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to academically talented applicants (as assessed by their School). A maximum of £1,250 is available to award between successful applicants in each academic year.

Open to postgraduate research students, full-time or part-time, holding an offer to study or already admitted to the PhD in Theology/Religious Studies and undertaking research in Hebrew Bible.

Applications for 2019-20 are now open.

Application deadline: 30 August 2019. 

Further information

 

Randall Studentship in Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed

Applications are invited from current postgraduate students in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham for the Randall Studentship in Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies. Students should be working in the area of Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies. The Studentship, which is offered through the generosity of Mr Jeff Randall, is tenable in the academic session 2019-20.

Applicants may be in any year of study for a postgraduate degree. They may be full-time or part-time, Home/EU or International. 

The Studentship comprises two elements:

1. Teaching:

The appointee will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching portfolio and gain professional experience by assisting with the teaching of Biblical Hebrew in the Department. They will be remunerated for this in accordance with University of Nottingham rates of pay for teaching affiliates. Details of the extent and nature of the teaching will be agreed in discussion with the appointee. 

2. Research: 

The appointee will have the opportunity to undertake a research trip to Israel, in order to engage in fieldwork, or library research, or conference attendance, or a modern language Hebrew Ulpan course, or a similar approved academic purpose. Up to £2,000 will be available to meet the costs of the trip to Israel. 

Informal enquiries concerning the Randall Studentship should be directed to  Dr Alison Milbank

Applicants should apply in writing to the Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Dr Alison Milbank, including a CV and a covering letter indicating their level of competency in Biblical Hebrew, and explaining why they would like to be considered for the Studentship.

Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Further information

 
 

 

 

External sources of funding

Choral scholarships

Financial support is available in exchange for regular commitment to the choirs. Audition required. See the choral scholarships page for more information. 

Classics and Archaeology

Alexander S Onassis Foundation 

Theology and Religious Studies

 
 
 

School of Humanities

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