Doctoral (PhD) funding

Self-funded students living in the UK (EU citizens or not) can apply for the UK government's Doctoral Loan scheme: 

Do read the criteria for eligibility, terms and conditions, carefully before making any application.

Under this scheme you may be able to get a UK PhD loan of up to £27,265 (in total, covering all years of study) for a doctoral degree in any subject. This will cover your fees and offer some further support towards costs. The loan only needs to be repaid when you earn over £21,000 per annum.

A range of Charities offers small grants towards the cost of a PhD. Please research this subject at: 

and check the Alternative Funding Guide at: