Literatures, Languages & Cultures

PhD students

Funding opportunities for PhD candidates in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Postgraduate study can be expensive, and the funding available is highly competitive.

Some scholarship schemes are open to candidates on PhDs in any subject in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. Others are only open to candidates in specific subjects. See individual scholarship listings for details.

The academic year for scholarships runs from August of one year to July of the next. Application processes and deadlines vary from scholarship to scholarship and you should carefully check the Terms and Conditions of any funding sources.

Generally speaking:

  • the scholarships we have listed on this page are for applicants starting in September 2024 and January 2025.
  • if you want to begin your programme earlier than August of a given academic year, then you are not eligible to apply for the scholarship relating to that year. For example, an applicant commencing their studies in January 2024 is not eligible for a 2024 to 2025 scholarship.
  • to increase your chances of being eligible for a range of scholarships and other awards, you are strongly encouraged to apply for your PhD by early December the year before you wish to start your PhD.

Where a deadline has passed, we have indicated this in our listings and tried to give you an idea of when the next application window will open. We have also indicated where a link to further information takes you to an external website, or to a different part of the University's website.

What's available?



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What else is out there?

The University publishes details of other funding sources that may be of interest, including UK Government Loans and studentships sponsored by external organisations.

Find out about UK Government loans and other funding sources on the University's webpages

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