If you choose to study with us, there are various sources of funding to which you can apply. Some are administered by the school, others by research bodies to which the school has links, and others by the University and central government sources. These opportunities are often specific to particular degree programmes, or to the fee-status of a student, so it is important to read all related information very carefully.
AHRC funding for UK/EU doctoral students
The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership supports the personal and professional development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. Studentships are available to UK/EU students.
How to apply to the University of Nottingham through Midlands4Cities
More information about additional sources of funding can be found on the following web pages.
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies funding pages
University of Nottingham Graduate School funding pages
University of Nottingham International Office funding pages
Overseas applicants may also be eligible for a range of school scholarships open to graduates from our North American partner institutions. North American students may bring Stafford loans as Nottingham is a FAFSA approved institution (code G08920).
Government loans for doctoral study
Doctoral student loans of up to £25,700 are available for PhDs and equivalent research programmes. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or Wales.
Funded routes to PhD
Apply for a studentship
A studentship is a fully funded research place in a specific area. The process is similar to applying for a job and the advert will give specific details of how to do this.
Explore doctoral training programmes
If you choose a doctoral training programme, you will benefit from high-level research and skills training, with places often funded by research councils or charitable trusts. Each opportunity has a different application process and deadlines.
International and EU students
Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure you apply for your course with enough time.
We also provide information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study, as well as country-specific resources.