Funding options for postgraduate students
When applying for postgraduate study it is important to consider availability of finances for both tuition fees and living costs. Sources of finance are wide-ranging and vary for individual students. The majority of students on taught or research programmes pay their tuition fees through private sources, whether by industrial sponsorship, borrowed money, or scholarships from agencies and charities. However, King’s administers and provides an extensive range of funding opportunities throughout the year.
Funding through King’s
There are many excellent opportunities to help fund your postgraduate studies at King’s. The King’s Graduate School offers a package of 100-plus postgraduate studentships and bursaries. The College website is regularly updated via the postgraduate funding database with studentships and other funding opportunities that become available centrally and through our Schools and departments. Some of this funding may be one-off studentships at either master’s or research level, or may be tied to a project or programme funded by a Research Council or other major funding body, or may be aimed at students from specific countries.
Graduate School funding schemes details of funding for the 2013-14 academic session administered by the Graduate School will be available during week of 12 November 2013. Please click here for further details or search for individual entries within the Postgraduate Funding Database.
Health Schools Studentships: over 30 studentships are on offer within Health Sciences. For full details please click here.
Dickson Poon School of Law: The Dickson Poon School of Law is pleased to offer up to five Law PhD scholarships all worth £90,000 each. These extraordinarily generous scholarships are offered as part of the launch of the Dickson Poon School of Law Postgraduate Research Student Scholarships for entry during 2013-14. For full details please click here.
Choral and organ scholarships: The College offers about nine choral scholarships and one organ scholarship each year to students from all departments, each currently worth £350 (auditions are held between January and March). Please contact David Trendell, College Organist, for more details.
For details of all funding opportunities available across the College please search our funding web pages.
Other sources of financial support (home fee status students only)
Some of the possible sources of funding for students of home fee status are: private sources; part-time work; the support of their employer; scholarships and bursaries offered by private agencies and charities; and loans. Student loans are not available for postgraduate students, but preferential rates may be obtained through some professional organisations, eg the Law Society.
Other sources of financial support (UK/EU students only)
Awards can be available for both taught programmes and research. Applications are usually made through the College. Programmes with funding are listed on our funding website database and on our online prospectus.
Details for the 2013-14 AHRC studentships at King's are now available
Details for the 2013-14 ESRC studentships at King's are now available
Professional and Career Development Loans are available to some students – contact the Student Funding Office for further information.
Some postgraduate students may be eligible for extra financial help from either the International Hardship Fund or the Access to Learning Fund, depending on individual circumstances. Please contact the Student Funding Office for further information.
Other sources of funding (overseas fee status students only)
If you are a student who requires a student visa to study in the UK you must have sufficient funds to cover both fees and maintenance (for both yourself and any dependants in the UK) for your study. This is a condition of your student visa (more information can be found by contacting the College’s Student Advice and International Student Support Service)
The Graduate School is offering up to 9 bursaries to students who complete one of the pre-sessional English Language courses offered by the English Language Centre at King's. Students intending to continue onto a research degree programme will be eligible. For full details please click here.
Sources of finance for overseas students may include: funding by your government or sponsorship by your employer; private sources – a student’s own savings or funds borrowed from family; scholarships and bursaries offered by private agencies and charities. Contact your nearest British Council Office or education department. Additionally, some students obtain funding through scholarships and funding provided by the British Government.