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Tuition fees

PhD fees vary according to where you come from, whether you study full or part time and where you are based during your degree.
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Alumni discounts

If you've previously completed a degree with us, you’ll automatically receive our alumni discount (£1,500 off the cost of your tuition fees).

Studentships for original research proposals in classics

The University of Reading is a member of the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which awards studentships and also funds a wealth of support and training activities for PhD students in the Department of Classics. 

Learn more about AHRC SWW DTP funding

Visiting fellowships

We welcome applications from postdoctoral scholars who wish to hold British Academy, Leverhulme Trust or Newton International fellowships in the Department.

We also welcome visiting scholars who wish to spend a period of time at the University of Reading and who have their own funding.

For more information, contact Professor Ian Rutherford by emailing

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Studentships for UK/Republic of Ireland students

The University's Graduate School holds information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study.

Available studentships include the University of Reading Regional PhD Bursary and the Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentship.

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Studentships for international students

The University offers a number of funding opportunities if you are applying from outside the UK.

We suggest that you consider funding sources in your own country as well to increase your chances of securing finance.

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Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a government-funded doctoral loan to fund your PhD.
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Alternative sources of funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.

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Supplement your income

You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.