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. All studentships and bursaries are competitive and are awarded on academic merit.
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.
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The Partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City.
Please see our school funding opportunities website for additional sources of funding.
Research students need to be accepted by the University in order to apply to external funding bodies in support of their studies. The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies offers advice on funding applications and all students who intend to apply for funding should keep an eye on the school website for notification of bursaries and studentships as well as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) website and other sources of funding. Please note while the AHRC website normally has a May deadline for receipt of applications, the school deadline is normally February. Applications can only be submitted through the school and the University, and applicants may apply for AHRC funding only through one university. EU students are eligible to apply to the AHRC for fees-only scholarships, and those from new accession countries are eligible for special support.
The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research - the Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas 21 funding. The Graduate School holds a list of other sources of funding.
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.