Competitive scholarships available include:
- MA Scholarships
- PhD Scholarships
- Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence
This is by no means a complete list. For up-to-date information and application forms on these and other funding opportunities, please visit the funding section of the department’s website.
You may also search the University’s funding database, designed to give you an indication of University scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. The University Graduate School operates funding schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research.
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.