Funding Options for Postgraduate Study
Postgraduate funding is not straightforward and will require some research on your part.
Before you begin your search for funding it is worth taking the following into consideration:
- Funding opportunities can be very competitive. Ensure your application is of high quality.
- Plan ahead! Start looking at funding opportunities as early as possible. The application process can start very early in the admissions cycle.
Below we have provided some details of some scholarships and postgraduate funding opportunities to help get your search started.
The Scholarship Hub is a useful tool to guide you through the options of postgraduate funding from scholarships to bursaries.
Postgraduate Taught Funders
|Entente Cordiale Scholarships||The British Council in France offer £10,000 to study for a Master’s at a UK institution.|
|GOV.UK||A Postgraduate Master’s Loan to help with living costs and course fees of £10,906.|
|Masters Compare PG Scholarship||A scholarship of £5,000 to study for a Master’s at a UK institution.|
|Snowdon Trust||Offers funding for additional costs for students with disabilities during their studies.|
Postgraduate Research Funders
|Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships||Scholarships for PhD students from low and middle income families in Commonwealth countries to study at a UK institution for 12 months.|
|Geological Society Award||The ZEISS-GSL Scholarship of £8,000 towards a PhD in Earth Sciences.|
|GOV.UK||A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with living costs and course fees of up to £25,700.|
|Marshal PhD Program||Scholarships for applicants from the USA to study in the UK.|
|Wellcome Trust||Offer a 4 year Doctoral Studentship in Humanities and Social Sciences.|
Postgraduate Taught and Research Funders
|Find a Masters PG Scholarship||Offers a scholarship up to £5,000 to one Masters and one PhD student.|
|George Walford International Essay Prize||Offers funding up to £3,500 towards a postgraduate course of your choice.|
|James Pantyfedwen Foundation||Offers funding up to £7,000 for postgraduate taught and research students. This funding is for Welsh applicants.|
|NFU Centenary Award||The award provides annual bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected postgraduate students.|
|Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust||Offers funding to cover the course fees for postgraduate courses for UK applicants.|
|Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust||Offers grants to students in postgraduate degrees in any subject up to £1,500.|