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.

Many scholarship schemes have early deadlines so, 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.

Some 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 our guide for details.

Please note that the academic year for scholarships runs from August of one year to July of the next. The scholarships we have listed are therefore for applicants starting in September 2023 and January 2024. Please be aware that application processes and deadlines vary from scholarship to scholarship. You should carefully check the Terms and Conditions of any funding sources.

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 2023 is not eligible for a 2023-2024 scholarship.

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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