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PhD Funding – Country Guides

Written by Mark Bennett

The cost of completing a PhD varies dramatically in different countries around the world. Some destinations are more expensive for international students, but others charge very little for PhD study (in fact, a few charge almost nothing). In some parts of the world, meanwhile, it's common for PhD researchers to be paid as staff, whereas students elsewhere rely on more traditional scholarships and studentships.

Our guides explore PhD funding in popular countries like Canada and Germany. We've noted major government scholarships as well as less obvious opportunities from charities, industry or universities themselves.

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Last Updated: 08 December 2022