Postgraduate funding support

Before starting your course it is important that you have your funding in place, to cover both your tuition fees and living costs. Living costs in Bath tend to be higher than in other parts of the country, and in addition to tuition fees, you are recommended that you will need approximately £1,200 per month to cover your living costs.

There are various sources of funding you can investigate

Please Note: If you are applying for a Professional and Career Development Loan, you will need our learning provider registration number, which is: 4111

The Alternative Guide

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards ( for fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. University of Bath has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all students and staff to use!

If you are a prospective student and would like to access the site to source funding you will need a PIN number. You can request this via: or by calling 01225 383838 (Student Services Helpdesk)

Other support

University funding

Our Faculty and Doctoral College webpages have useful links on funding sources for courses ranging from Masters to PhDs, and see our Taught Postgraduate Courses and Postgraduate Research funding pages

The University operates a Hardship Fund for students who encounter financial difficulties once they are on course. This is a limited discretionary fund and awards are not guaranteed.

Postgraduate Studentships

The Postgraduate Studentships website allows you to search by degree type and subject to find possible sources of funding

Graduate loans

Many banks offer graduate loans as a source of funding for postgraduate students

Disabled students allowance

Please visit our Disability Service web pages for more information.

For information about Postgraduate Taught (PGT) study please visit the Steps to Postgraduate Study website

GW4 travel bursaries

Doctoral students at Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter are part of the GW4 Alliance  The benefits to researchers including access to a collaborative research network, expert training opportunities and shared resources such as special collections, archives, and shared equipment.

To help you take advantage GW4 has just launched travel bursaries to reimburse travel and, where appropriate, accommodation.

Other information

The Students' Union also have information about postgraduate funding