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.
Funding for geography and environmental science PhDs
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnerships
You can apply for doctoral training and studentships from the NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnerships. These include a wide range of opportunities for placements and training with external partners.
University of Reading regional PhD bursaries
The University of Reading is delighted to offer a scheme aimed at supporting local residents to achieve their highest academic potential, as well as enhancing their professional prospects.
Our regional PhD bursaries are designed to give candidates within the region the chance to benefit from the all-round training on offer to our doctoral researchers.
Rob Potter Memorial Travel Award For Overseas Fieldwork
The School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science offers a bursary of up to £1,000 per year to support a doctoral student with their fieldwork, in honour of Professor Rob Potter.