Funding research degrees

We are committed to supporting excellence in student research – we have over £6,000,000 available for new research students.

You can find funding for research degrees through studentships or scholarships.

contribute to tuition fees and living expenses, and often provide a training support grant too.
provide a tuition fee discount – with some scholarships covering the full fees for your entire programme of study – and a training support grant.


More information, including deadlines, can be obtained from our Graduate Schools:

Trust and charity funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online can help you find alternative sources of funding, like charities. These sources can make awards for fees, maintenance or research cost to any student, regardless of subject or nationality.

The Guide contains a database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

Accessing the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Guide is free for all University of Bath students and staff to use. Register for or log in to the Alternative Guide.

If you are a prospective student and would like to access the site, you will need to request a PIN. Email or call the Student Services Helpdesk on 01225 385538.