Fees and funding
Information about course fees is available on the University Postgraduate Course Fees information page.
We are keen to attract the best students whatever their financial circumstances. A range of sources of financial support are therefore available. The University of Reading runs its own scholarship schemes every year: there are two schemes for students from the UK and EU (one in Social Sciences, covering most empirical aspects of the study of politics, the other in Arts and Humanities, covering political philosophy and some aspects of political history). There is also a separate competition for international students. In addition, the University is a member of the ESRC's South East Doctoral Training Centre and of the AHRC's South, West, and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The deadlines for applications to these schemes for entry in 2014 have now passed, but information on the 2015 schemes will be posted towards the end of 2014.
Applications are currently open for two schemes:
SPEIR PhD Fees-Only Awards
The School of Politics, Economics, and International Relations offers fee-only PhD awards to eligible candidates each year. These awards cover tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate.
The deadline for applications for 2014 entry is 2 May 2014. Prospective students who have submitted a PhD application by this date will automatically be considered for these awards: you do not need to complete a separate application.
University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries
These bursaries are open to anyone who holds an offer a place to study for a PhD at the University of Reading and who is normally resident within 25 miles of Reading. The deadline for applications to the scheme is 1 May 2014. Full details of this scheme and how to apply are available here.
A wide range of other funding sources are available. In order to find those for which you may be eligible, please consult the University Funding Database.