There are two main routes to getting PhD funding. Both of these normally pay fees and a maintenance stipend. However some students may only be eligible for partial fees, or a fees-only award. Check the eligibility criteria of each scheme carefully.
1. Competition funding
Applications for PhD scholarships for 2020 are now closed
The University offers a number of PhD scholarships each year. Information will appear here when available for 2021 entry.
2. Project funding
This is where you apply to work on a specific project which already has funding attached. You need to demonstrate that you are better qualified to complete the project than other applicants.
- Funded projects can be announced at any time of the year. If we are currently advertising any funded projects they will be listed here:
- You can sign up for alerts at jobs.ac.uk.
- You will not usually be asked to write a complete research proposal, but you may be asked to write a short personal statement, or provide a description of how you would approach the project.