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Find out about the fees and expenses for new and continuing doctoral students, as well as information about how to pay and the potential discounts available.

PhD studentships

In general, studentship opportunities will vary according to where you are from and which subject you will be studying.


Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a UK government-backed loan,  which is available for either full-time or part-time study.


Doctoral training centres

We collaborate with a number of institutions to form highly respected doctoral training centres, which offer you the chance to compete for funding across a range of areas. 

Alternative postgraduate funding

If you need to consider other sources of funding, the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding online database provides a range of opportunities that you may find useful. 


Supplement your income

You might like to consider part-time or casual work as a means of supplementing your income and, possibly, improving your employability on finishing your studies. 

Travel funding schemes for doctoral students

As a doctoral researcher at Reading, you can apply for funding towards travel relating to conferences, data collection or research visits.