Postgraduate Scholarships and Loans

Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding

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The University has a multimillion-pound scholarship fund to support our taught and research students including funding from the UK Research Councils, subject and location-specific scholarships, and discounts and scholarships for Kent alumni.

The links below give more information about specific awards and the Scholarships Finder database allows you to filter and make keyword searches. In addition, we recommend you check with the relevant European centre or academic school in case they have any additional information. The Graduate School website has more information about how to fund your PhD, including through Doctoral Training Partnerships.

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UK Research Councils

The UK Research Councils support postgraduate training and research through the awarding of valuable scholarships.

In general, Research Council scholarships provide UK candidates with tuition fees award plus a maintenance grant. For the 2018/19 academic year the standard maintenance grant will be £14,777.

EU residents (non-UK) can apply for tuition fee only awards. Non-EU residents are not eligible to apply.

These awards are highly competitive and candidates must apply via the University and meet strict deadlines; details of which are published on the relevant scholarship page.

To find out more about the application process and how successful candidates benefit from the funding take a look at these short films:

Research Council Funding at Kent – Prof Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate School

CHASE (AHRC) – Stuart Morrison

SeNSS (ESRC) – Shazza Ali

The University of Kent makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in its publicity materials and webpage are fair and accurate.  However, information on funding is subject to change.  Full details of the University of Kent terms and conditions can be found at:


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Last Updated: 10/02/2020