The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs.
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).
University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries
The University offers a scheme to support local residents to achieve their highest academic potential, as well as enhancing their professional prospects.
University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries are designed to give candidates within the region the chance to study at an institution that is among the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (we are ranked 26th out of 90 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2024) and benefit from the all-round training on offer to our doctoral researchers.
Find out more about University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries.
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.
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.