We appreciate that many potential PhD students may not have sufficient funds to see their way through a PhD. However, a variety of sources of funding exist for which both UK/EU and International students may be eligible to apply. Supervisors provide assistance and guidance in helping students to complete applications for competitive scholarships.
Applicants should refer to the Graduate School for a comprehensive overview of PG funding opportunities available for UK, EU and international students. These include Research Council Awards, University scholarships (Direct Alumni Scholarships, Family Scholarships and Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarships), and International Scholarships.
See also: Fees
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.