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Research degree funding

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuitions fees, contribute to living expenses or both. Most popular of these are Studentships. These are usually available for a specific, already existing research project with a particular supervisor. They cover the cost of the tuition fees and provide a stipend of £16,000 and upwards towards your living expenses. Students can also apply for research funding through Doctoral Training Programmes, where the research areas are more open and students are often invited to propose their own research topics.

Students can also apply for postgraduate scholarships towards thier tuition fees, and Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is more funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. 

External funding

Explore external funding, particularly the Research Councils, as well as other support.