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

Deadline: 5 February 2021 

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.

To find out more about the awards for this year please visit the LAHP site.

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]

Eligibility

Criteria: 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 throughout the year, please check back for updates.

 

Yusuf Ali Scholarship: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Deadline: 26 May 2021

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years.

Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based postgraduate programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Currently, these are the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and the MPhil/PhD in Human Rights.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

JB Trapp Scholarship: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The JB Trapp Scholarship is open to international students who have been offered a place on the Warburg Institute’s MPhil/PhD Programme.

It will cover international fees and provide an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not for those who wish to do distance learning. 

To be eligible to apply students must have been offered a place on the programme and be categorised as an International student. We particularly encourage applications from students from the Global South.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

Rubinstein Scholarship: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The Rubinstein Scholarship is open to home students who have been offered a place on the Warburg Institute’s MPhil/PhD Programme.

It will cover home fees and provide an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not for those who wish to do distance learning.

To be eligible to apply students must have been offered a place on the programme and be categorised as an home student.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

The Friends of Germanic Studies: Institute of Modern Languages Research

Deadline: 31 July 2022

The Friends of Germanic Studies have made available a scholarship designed to support a student who has been accepted for the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, and who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic, or who has been accepted for the MPhil/PhD degree in German literature at the IMLR.

The scholarship provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) in respect of the MRes, or three years (full-time) or five years (part-time) in respect of the MPhil/PhD.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

Miller Studentship: Institute of Modern Languages Research

Deadline: TBC

A Martin and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust doctoral studentship is available for entry in October 2021 to graduates wishing to focus their research on German-speaking exile, preferably in the UK. Relevant disciplines are: history, politics, socoiology, migration, the arts. 

The Miller Scholarship provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, tenable for three (full-time) or five years (part-time), plus maintenance. 

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

Bithell Bursary: Institute of Modern Languages Research

Deadline: 31 July 2021

The PhD bursary, made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund, is designed to support a student who who has been accepted for the MPhil/PhD degree in German literature at the IMLR.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home tuition fee, and is tenable for three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

 

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.