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 Midlands3Cities 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.
View University of Nottingham supervision areas and Midlands3Cities application procedures
The Partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City.
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
The Government plans to introduce doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes from 2018. Applicants must ordinarily live in England and more details are expected to be announced in due course.
Doctoral training programmes
Linked to research councils, doctoral training programmes offer funding opportunities connected to our research priorities.
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 your course application is submitted in good time.
Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.