Funding for research courses



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. 

At Nottingham you can access scholarships and funded research training across the different subject areas.

Click on the links to find out about scholarships and funded doctoral training at Nottingham. 


Postgraduate students at the Medical School



All EU students starting in 2017-18 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.


Follow our guide to find funding for your research

Step-by-step guide to funding

Find funding information on your course page

Research opportunities subject areas


International students

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 entry include:

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
  • Speak to the Graduate School about finding sources of funding for postgraduate study
  • Use the internet to research funding
  • Look into funding from research councils
  • Look online for funding and studentships in your subject area
  • 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





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