Financial support for maintenance and university fees is available from the Research Councils, particularly EPSRC, STFC and MRC, from University and School Studentships, and from industry.
Suitably qualified British students normally resident in Great Britain are eligible for Research Council studentships, which cover both maintenance and fees. Occasionally industrially-linked CASE studentships are also available.
Although Research Councils will pay the fees of suitably qualified EU nationals, both maintenance and fees may also be covered by the University/School studentships.
Research students may usually expect to augment their income by undertaking up to six hours per week of demonstration in practical laboratories or by marking undergraduate exercises.
The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research. The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding.
For prospective students, the University has introduced a new funding database. The Graduate School also holds a list of other sources of funding. Studentship opportunities are also available.
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.