Fees and Funding



Funding for postgraduate students

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

EU applicants for MA programmes will be considered automatically for submission for a Competition Award and selected candidates will be contacted during March. In order to be considered for these awards, applications must be received by the end of February.

Faculty Studentships

The Institute may nominate up to three applicants for a Faculty Studentship. All applications received before mid-March will be considered for submission.

School Bursaries

Each year the school tries to offer students bursaries to assist with student study. Information is available on a yearly basis.

We offer:

  • a Major bursary (three years' fees paid at the home rate plus a stipend of £5,000 per annum for three years);
  • a Minor bursary (three years' fees paid at the home rate)
  • a Peter Campbell bursary (three years at £2,000 per annum, restricted to those undertaking research into a topic in European government, politics or international relations)


Alumni discount

If you have already studied at the University of Reading you can recieve 10% off the fees of a master's course or the first year of another postgraduate degree (up to a maximum of £1,000). Find out more here.

Select from the options below to see the Bursaries, Scholarships and other sources of funding available:

United Kingdom , European Union , other country  
an undergraduate, a postgraduate taught student, a postgraduate research student.

Research Funding

Students should consult the section of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) web-site on postgraduate funding.

Each year, GIPIS also put forward candidates for research studentships offered by the University and by the Faculty. For those who you are interested in being considered for these studentships, details will be posted on the School's website in January each year.

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Alumni Discount Alumni receive £1000 discount for further study, click here for more details


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