Postgraduate Scholarships and Loans

Alternative and External Funding Guides


Future Finance Specialist Student Loans - private student financing.

UK Government postgraduate loans scheme


Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

Contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application, including:

  • funding database of 600+ charities,
  • comprehensive guidance written by real students,
  • personal statement and financial statement assistants.

Access is free for University of Kent staff and students.
Prospective students who have applied to the University should email to request a PIN.

Scholarship search

Search for details of over £250 million worth of scholarships and grants. Funding for postgraduate study

Government site with Information on funding options - awards, scholarships and loans.


Advice on postgraduate funding including a funding search.

Association of Medical Research Charities

Contains a list of charities that offer postgraduate studentships including research interests, restrictions, and contacts.


  • The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding (guide to postgraduate funding from the voluntary sector)
    Avilable from
  • The Grants Register 2016
    Available from Palgrave Macmillan, may also be found in public libraries and career offices.
  • Directory of Grant Making Trusts (ISBN 978 1 78482 004 6)
    Available from Directory of Social Change, may also be found in public libraries and career offices.

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Last Updated: 17/11/2017