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Postgraduate funding

Graduate School administered postgraduate research degree (PGR) funding

The following funding schemes will be available to support postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) at King's in the 2015-16 academic year:

The following new funding schemes for international postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) students have just been announced. Following the individual links for more information on eligibility criteria, subjects covered, how to apply and value for each of the scholarships:

In addition to the targeted schemes above, each Faculty will have one Graduate School International Research Studentship to offer an international  postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD)  student starting in the 2015/16 academic year.

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The selection process may vary slightly from Faculty to Faculty, but each Faculty can consider any applicant who is classed as international for tuition fee purposes, and who has, as a minimum, submitted an admissions application by 1 March 2015

Faculties will be required to submit their nominations to the Graduate School by 25 March 2015. The final decision rests with the Faculty but the Graduate School will ratify scholarship on submission of nomination form.

Please contact your Faculties directly for further details.

External funding opportunities for prospective international postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) students:

Please note that the deadlines for the above schemes will vary considerably, so please check on the links provided to see whether they are still open for applications and if so what the deadlines and procedures are.


For full details of the eligibility criteria for each of the above schemes please use the above links provided.

Please note that different schemes will have different criteria for eligibility so you need to be sure you know you are eligible before applying.

How to apply

Each of the above schemes will have a separate application process and differing deadlines. Please ensure you read the guidance available for the individual schemes you wish to apply for.

Applicants must complete and submit the required documentation by the relevant stated deadline(s). Please note that the deadline(s) are absolute and materials received after the specified time and date will not be accepted and the applicant will be deemed ineligible.

Announcement of Results
Confirmation of results for the ESRC and K-CSC awards will come from the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support Team, who will be responsible for issuing the formal studentship letters containing instructions about how the funds are paid.

Correspondence relating to LAHP-AHRC Doctoral Award Studentships will be via the central London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Office. If you have any queries please contact directly.

Notification of awards for external funding schemes will be made by the relevant external funding body.

For certain schemes, only successful applicants will be informed of the funding outcome so applicants who have not heard from the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support Team by 1 May 2015 should assume that their application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Further information and queries

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