Funding your research course
The University is very successful in attracting sponsorship for research students, particularly from UK Research Councils through competitions and annual allocations, and with the European Commission's Marie Curie Programme.
When looking at how to fund your postgraduate studies, it is worth taking the time to research your options as there may be opportunities available to you in relation to your area of interest. Follow our step-by-step guide on finding funding for your course.
Step-by-step guide to funding
At Nottingham you can access scholarships and funded research training across the different subject areas through University scholarships, Doctoral Training Programmes, and paid studentship opportunities.
If you are an international student there are several funding options available to you, including internal and external scholarships.
The International Office offers an extensive range of research scholarships for international and EU students entering PhD courses and other extended research degree programmes.
Our flagship research scholarships for 2017 are now closed. Please check back for updates on scholarships for 2018.
If you have applied for a research-based masters degree course such as an MRes, MA by Research or MSc by Research, you may be eligible to apply for a masters scholarship instead.
Further information about funding your studies, including financial advice and external sources of funding, is available on the International Office's scholarships, fees and finance webpages.
If you are considering applying for a course to start in 2017, please check this page for updates.
Explore your funding options
We recommend you investigate a variety of funding options:
- Start with your academic school - speak to your supervisor
- Use the internet to research funding and studentships in your subject area
- Look into funding from research councils
- See what funding is available from trusts and charities
- Search for awards and prizes you may be eligible for as a current student
- Consider a Professional and Career Development Loan
- Supplement your finances with part-time work or tutoring opportunities
All EU students starting in 2017/18 and 2018/19 will be eligible to apply for research council funding support for the duration of their course, even if the course concludes after the UK has left the EU. Visit our tuition fees page for more information.