Postgraduate Research Funding

General Information

As a postgraduate research student, you can be funded from several different sources:

  • Research Council Studentships: full payment of tuition fees plus a stipend for living expenses for UK applicants only. EU applicants may apply but normally only fees are paid.
  • EU-funded Studentships: normally full payment of tuition fees (at UK/EU level) plus a stipend for living expenses. No restrictions on applicants, unless specified but overseas applicants would need to pay the difference in fees.
  • University Faculty Studentships: normally full payment of tuition fees (at UK/EU level) plus a stipend for living expenses. No restrictions on applicants, unless specified but overseas applicants would need to pay the difference in fees.
  • Studentships funded by industry and other external sources: normally full payment of tuition fees (at UK/EU level) plus a stipend for living expenses. No restrictions on applicants, unless specified but overseas applicants would need to pay the difference in fees. These include funded industry-focused PhDs for 2016/17 or PhDs for 2017/18 entry with a £15,000 stipend.
  • Self-funding: student responsible for tuition fees and living expenses. No restrictions on applicants.

Information about studentships currently available can be found on the Research Projects and Supervisors page.

Other Funding Sources

  • Alumni Postgraduate Studentships are available for any student who has completed a degree at Lancaster University and wishes to go on to postgraduate study.
  • FindAPhD is offering Postgraduate Scholarships for students of any nationality wishing to start a PhD in autumn 2015 at any EU institution.
  • Peel Trust Studentships are available for the support of prospective or current Lancaster University students. The award is based on academic merit and financial hardship and is up to an individual maximum of £2500.