School of Humanities
      

    Funding your studies

    Due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 some of these sources of funding may not be available for 2021 entry.

     

    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

     

     

    Masters degree funding - MA, MSc, MPhil, MRes

    School of Humanities Masters Studentships

    Scholarship currently suspended due to impact of Coronavirus COVID 19.

    Awards for students wishing to pursue a full-time, on-site Masters offered by a Department in the School of Humanities.

    Further information

     

    Lillian M Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship 

    Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.

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

    There will be one recipient in 2021/22 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.

    Application details and deadlines are available through the link below.

    Application deadline: 18 August 2021

    Further information
     

    Scholarships for international students

    Application deadlines vary.

    A range of funding is available for students from different countries - application details and deadlines will be released when they are available.

    See the full range of Masters scholarships available

     
    Student Loans Company

    Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are studying a taught or research Masters course.

    Full details on the Student Services website

     

     

    History Masters students only

    Pauline Roberts Scholarship 

    Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now closed.

    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 (approximately £4,000 depending on the exchange rate) and is tenable for one year, payable in two instalments, one in each semester. 

    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 Onni Gust.

    Download the application form for the Pauline Roberts Scholarship 

     

     

     

    Theology and Religious Studies only

    The Memorial Scholarship

    Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.

    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.

    The deadline for applications is 25 August 2021.

    Further application details and deadlines are available through the link below.

    Further information

     

    Alan Richardson Studentship in Christian Theology 

    Applications for the 2020-21 academic year 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 for the current 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 25th January 2021 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 distance-theology@nottingham.ac.uk using the subject heading “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 2021.

    Deadline for applications for the 2020-21 academic year: Monday 25th January 2021

     
     

     

    Music Masters students only

    Henry Thomas Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship

    Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now closed.

    Two tuition fee scholarships, worth £2,500 each, will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time or part-time postgraduate students enrolled on the MRes in Music. The scholarships are particularly intended for students specialising in vocal performance or researching an aspect of singing or the voice. The awards will be made for the 2021/22 academic year and cannot be deferred. To be eligible to apply you must have a UK fee status and have an offer of a place on the MRes programme. 

    Please direct any queries concerning the scholarship to Harriet Boyd-Bennet

    Download the application form for the Henry Thomas Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship

    Email the completed form to Harriet Boyd-Bennett

    The deadline to apply is Friday 30 July 2021

     

     

    Research degrees funding - PhD 

    Midlands4Cities PhD funding

    Applications for 2021 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.

    Full details and how to apply

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    Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship

    Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open. Deadline Friday 30 April 2021.

    One scholarship is available for the 2021/22 academic year. The tuition fee and annual living allowance is set at UK Research Council rates (£4,500 and £15,609 in 2021/22).

    Eligibility

    You can apply for this scholarship if you hold an offer to start (or are in the first year of) a PhD in the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Nottingham UK.

    International students are eligible to apply but funding is only at the level of home (UK) fees and maintenance grant. Each school with the faculties can nominate one student. The award is open to full and part-time students.

    Please visit the Sir Francis Hill postgraduate scholarship page for further details. 

     

    Scholarships for international and EU students

    Application deadlines vary

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

    A range of funding opportunities can be found by following the link below, these will be updated when details and deadlines for 2020/21 are available.

    See the full range of PhD scholarships available

     

    Student Loans Company

    Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are doing a PhD or equivalent course.

    Full details on the Student Services website

     

     

    History only

    Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Research Studentship (1+3)

    Application deadline for 2021 - December 2020

    The Midlands Graduate School is one of several accredited Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK.

    The Department of History leads two DTP pathways:

    • Area Studies (Russian & East European Studies)
    • Economic & Social History.

    We invite applications for fully-funded 1+3 programmes of study, comprising a one-year MA in Social Sciences Research Methods followed by three years study for a PhD in modern Russian and/or East European socioeconomic history (from the mid-19th century).

    More information is in the ESRC Russian History Studentship document.

    Full details on funding applications through the Midlands Graduate School

     

    Theology and Religious Studies only

    The Memorial Scholarship

    Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.

    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.

    The deadline for applications is 25 August 2021.

    Further application details and deadlines are available through the link below.

    Further information

     

    Randall Studentship in Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies

    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 Professor Alison Milbank

    Applicants should apply in writing to the Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Professor 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. 

     
     

     

    External sources of funding

    All subjects

    BritishSpanish Society PG Scholarships

    The BritishSpanish Society, an independent UK registered charity with over 100 years of history, is delighted to announce the opening of its 13th Scholarships Programme, presenting a record 10 scholarship awards, ranging from £5,000 to £6,000 each.

    Our scholarships programme aims to support postgraduate projects by British and Spanish nationals in any subject discipline. Applications will be accepted for ongoing research as well as projects which are due to start next academic year, provided that they have been unconditionally accepted by a UK / Spanish Higher Education institution.

    Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now closed.

    BritishSpanish Society PG scholarships details and application form

    Musical scholarships

    Financial support is sometimes available through local churches for choristers and an organist. Audition required. See the musical scholarships page for more information. 

    Classics and Archaeology

    Alexander S Onassis Foundation 
    Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now closed.

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