Understanding funding

As an aspiring postgraduate researcher, you’ll have access to a range of funding options. Where you secure your funding from may vary based on your situation, and you may be eligible for awards, studentships and scholarships that you weren’t aware of.

Whatever your options, we’ll guide you through the process of finding your research passion and understanding how it will be funded.

Types of funding

Funding your postgraduate research degree can be challenging if you’re new to the process. Unlike undergraduate or postgraduate taught degrees, funding for a postgraduate research opportunity can come from a number of different sources, and you need to decide the best option for you.

A good place to start is understanding the different types of funding available to you. Primarily, your funding opportunities will fall into one of the following broad categories: