Research Councils

Funding provided by Research Councils is usually very competitive with strict application deadlines. In most cases you apply through the department in which you intend to study. Most Research Councils will not accept applications made directly to them.

Look at each Research Councils website and contact your prospective supervisor or department to find out more about funding opportunities, eligibility criteria and how to apply. Usually UK students are eligible to receive funding for all of their tuition fees and maintenance. EU students usually receive fees only funding.

Research Councils


Some University schools and institutes advertise opportunities on their own websites. Studentships are also listed on our Funding and Finance database.

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