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MPhil/PhD Funding

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

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that you don't need to pay back and are awarded based on personal circumstances or academic achievement. Funding at postgraduate level is competitive so it’s a good idea to plan financially before starting your course.

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership Studentship

University of London Scholars Awards

Yusuf Ali Scholarship offered by Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Rubinstein Scholarship offered by the Warburg Institute

PhD Loans

UK PhD Government Loans 

You may be eligible for a UK PhD loan of up to £28,673 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.

Other funding opportunities

For more funding options please visit the Warburg website