Fees and funding
Sources of Funding
Choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification is a big commitment. Help is available, through scholarships, bursaries and sponsorship. Explore possible funding options below.
Scholarships & Grants
- Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis. For full eligibility criteria and details of the application process, visit Editex.
- The Presidents Fund provides grants of varying amounts to assist women in their final year of study for a degree (including postgraduate research) in a UK university. The awards are made to those who face unexpected financial hardship and are for the current study year, for courses of more than one year's duration. The Trustees of the Fund meet three times a year to consider applications; October, January and April. For further information or to request an application form please contact the Hon Secretary of the Fund Eileen Brownlie.
Sponsorship from employers or other businesses
Postgraduate sponsorship makes for well-qualified, enthusiastic, committed employees and as a result an increasing number of employers are willing to fund or contribute to the costs of a postgraduate qualification. Alternatively your employer may want to support your studies by providing other forms of help such as paid leave, money for research materials or help with tuition fees.
There are six Research Councils in the UK who offer awards for taught and research courses at Masters degree level and above. Amounts awarded vary, but all awards for UK students include tuition fees payable direct to the institution, plus a contribution towards maintenance, including travel, fieldwork and academic materials.
Research Councils do not accept direct applications from individuals, and any awards available at the university will be advertised above.
Funding for International students
Our tuition fee structure details different fees for different courses of study and is also dependent on your country of residence. The link below will take you to the latest fee information for postgraduates research students.