The main sources of financial support for PhD study in mathematics are the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Environmental Research Council (NERC).
This funding is available as:
- individual awards to the student, made via the Department
- project studentships, funded by grants held by a particular supervisor
- CASE studentships, again held by a particular supervisor.
CASE studentships involve collaboration with industry and attract supplements to the basic grant.
Other sources of PhD funding sponsored entirely by UK industry or research establishments are also often available. Early application to the Department is recommended.
Qualified UK graduates are usually eligible for full funding by the Research Councils, whilst other international students are usually eligible for funding of fees only.