A variety of subject-specific funding opportunities across City, University of London are available.
Funding for research degrees is highly competitive, and there are always more applicants than scholarships available.
Self-funding and Postgraduate Doctoral Loans
You may choose to fund your PhD yourself, or via a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.
For 2020/21, the English and Welsh governments have introduced a loan scheme for new doctoral students.
The maximum available is £26,445 which can be used for course fees and/or living costs, divided equally across each year of your course.
Further information is available on the Student Finance website.
Accommodation, meals and other personal expenditure are not included in fees. Based on Save the Students’ National Student Money Survey (2019), we recommend a minimum maintenance allowance of at least £10,800 each year for a single student (for the full calendar year) and more for students with families or dependants.
City, University of London Hardship Fund
As part of City's commitment to provide financial assistance for their students in financial hardship, we also have the City, University of London Hardship Fund. The fund provides financial support to all our current students who have met unforeseen financial hardship towards the end of their course.
For many students, this makes all the difference in allowing them to focus on their studies and graduate successfully.
EU Student Tuition Fees
The University can now confirm the position on tuition fees for students from the EU following Brexit. For the 2021/22 intake, all new intake students from the EU will be deemed to be overseas students and will pay the overseas fees.
However, if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, you may be eligible for Home fees under the EU Settlement Scheme. You can find out more about the scheme on the UK’s Government website.
The deadline for most applications is 30 June 2021. Further information can also be found on our Visa and Immigration pages on Brexit and European Nationals.