Our students fund their studies in a variety of ways including scholarships, bursaries and fellowships, as well as government loans and postgraduate loans. 

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School of Advanced Study Scholarships/Bursaries 

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership

The School is a member of the AHRC-funded consortium LAHP.  LAHP currently has over 300 funded students. All LAHP training is available to both LAHP-funded and non-funded students across the partnership. Up to 90 studentships are available for postgraduate research students wishing to pursue doctoral study in the arts and humanities within the 8 partnership universities.

Subject to availability, these awards will cover:

  • Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate (Applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the Overseas rate)

  • Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend) 

Stefania Barichello International Travel Bursary

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The School of Advanced Study offers an international Travel Bursary of £500. The bursary is open to all School of Advanced Study postgraduate research students at any stage of their research.

To be eligible for the bursary you must be able to demonstrate how an international experience will support your personal development and complement your area of study. The bursary can be used as a contribution to the costs of travel and or accommodation. Students are permitted to use it in conjunction with others. However the bursary is not available for fully funded students.

How to apply

Please download the application form and complete in full.  You will need to allow time to get your supervisor to sign the application before submitting.

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

Give as much information as possible on your application as this is a competitive process.

Provide a detailed itinerary for the trip.

Tell us how the trip will support your research.

Provide details of approximately how much the trip will cost. 

Get your supervisor to approve your application and sign the form.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Complete a risk assessment form prior to your journey. 

Within 28 days of completing your trip you must submit an evaluation.

Application Form [Word]



Any full or part-time research student will be eligible for the scheme provided that at the time of applying they are registered, have paid their fees and are not interrupting or are deferred.

There will be a panel selection process.

Risk Assessment process to be undertaken prior to travel.

Evaluation in the form of a report, blog or photographs is mandatory.

Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships

 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the CSC website.


Institute and Course Specific Scholarships/Bursaries

The teaching institutes of the School offer a number of bursaries and awards for applicants who have been offered and have accepted a place on one of their degree programmes.

Our Institute and Course Specific Scholarships Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22 will be announced soon, please check back for details.



PhD Loans

UK PhD Government Loans 

You may be eligible for a UK PhD loan of up to £26,445 from Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales for a doctoral degree in any subject. These loans will be available to English-resident students and support all types of doctorate degree at universities within the UK. Find out more details about eligibility and repayment. 

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 

The SAAS are an agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. Apply now and find out more information about their loan scheme. If you are applying for funding from the SAAS you will need to contact us beforehand so that we can get this set up for you.   

Federal Direct Loans for US Students 

The School of Advanced Study participates in the Federal Direct Loan programme. Unsubsidized Loans and Plus Loans are available through the Direct Loan programme operated by the US Education Department. Direct Loans are educational loans to assist US citizens with the costs of studying.