Finding funding for a PhD can seem challenging, but it may not be as hard as you think.
In fact, there are a wide range of options available: from Research Council studentships and doctoral student loans to funding from universities and independent charities, as well as a wide range of other PhD scholarships.
We've filled this section with detailed guides to all the different types of postgraduate funding that could be available for your PhD. You can also read our quick overview of the main options, or check out our advice on applying for PhD funding.
Not sure who funds PhDs, or how different types of funding actually work? Get your bearings with our simple introduction.Read more
How do you actually go about applying for PhD funding? Read our FAQs and our tips for success.Read more
The UK now offers doctoral loans for PhD degrees. Our guide explains how this student finance works.Read more
Universities often provide support to their PhD students, including alumni discounts, assistantships and full studentships.Read more
Explore specific funding for international students to complete a PhD in the UK, including Commonwealth and Newton Fund scholarships as well as a range of other options.Read more
The EU funds PhD students through its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Other Erasmus funding may also be available.Read more
A wide range of other groups and organisations fund PhD research. Our guide explains how to find and approach them.Read more
Disabled students' allowance (DSA) may be available if a disability, chronic illness or similar adds to the cost of your PhD.Read more
Working during a PhD isn't really 'funding'. However, it can help cover the cost of a doctorate - provided you have time.Read more
Our annual funding competition offers up to £6,000 to successful ambassadors who help us explore and celebrate PhD study.Read more
From student stories to expert application tips, our blog covers all sorts of PhD funding topics.Read more