Funding for postgraduate study in the UK
- TARGETPostgrad Funding Database - lists and advice on studentships, awards and bursaries
- Find a Masters Funding Guide - A guide to funding for postgraduate study at masters level including the UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme for Masters courses
- Find a PhD Funding Guide - A guide to funding for postgraduate study at PhD level
- PhD Funding - a checklist of possible funding opportunities
- Funding potgraduate study - general information on funding postgraduate study on the Prospects website. Includes good overviews of the main options and of important factors for consideration
- Postgraduate Studentships - dedicated website in the UK to bring together all the different types of funding opportunities open to potential postgraduates, at both taught and research level, all in one place
- Postgrad.com - information on postgraduate funding
- Funding options for your law degree or GDL, LPC and BPTC Information on some of the scholarships and bursaries available.
- Funding for Teacher Training Financial information for those who wish to undertake teacher training.
Scholarships and Bursaries
- Prospects information on funding postgraduate study
- Scholarship Search - online database of scholarships available by subject and organisation.
- Find a Phd Scholarships - a list of scholarships available.
The SOAS Registry Office have a page on their website dedicated to scholarships and bursaries.
Charities, Trusts and other Funders
There are many more trusts and funding opportunities provided by specific foundations or organisations, to aid those with particular backgrounds or interests. To look for information on these, have a look at the following guides which we hold for reference in the CareersZONE (SL57).
- Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
- The Guide to Educational Grants 2018/19
- Study part-time, work part-time - ask the admissions tutor if this is feasible for your course but be realistic about your study commitments
- Take a gap year - this could be an opportunity to gain relevant experience and earn some money
- Financial support from family members
- Bank loan - postgraduate/professional studies loans are available from specific banks however, each individual bank will have its own rules and regulations e.g. transferring your account to them
- Career Development Loan (CDL) - a deferred repayment bank loan to help you pay for vocational learning or education
- Tax Credits - you may be entitled to Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit
Funding for International Students
For information on funding opportunities specifically for international students to study in the UK, please see the following:
- UKCISA - general finance for international students, as well as links to further resources
- Scholarships and financial support - provided by the British Council for study in the UK
- UK Masters Funding for International Postgraduates