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Funding your PhD

Information on further ways of funding your PhD

The Doctoral School at the University of Sussex can help you with information and support when applying for funding for your PhD, and during the course of your PhD. Funding schemes exist for UK, EU and non-EU international doctoral students.

Further points to consider:

  • If you have had contact with a member of Sussex faculty or research staff ask them if they have any pointers or recommendations as to where you might apply for funding relevant to your field of study.
  • Regularly check online for PhD positions on sites such as,, and EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion.
  • Research any charities, trusts, and foundations which might offer awards. UK examples include the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • If you are a citizen of a non-UK country or have links to one, find out what government or national charities schemes might be available to you, such as Commonwealth Scholarships, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.
  • If you think your PhD might have future commercial applications then approach private companies that might consider sponsoring you. This might be a company you are already an employee of or one that you would like to work for in the future.
  • Part-time work may help you self-finance your PhD. You should carefully consider how much paid work you can undertake without it negatively impacting your studies. The Sussex Careers and Employability Centre provides guidance and can advise on opportunities. You should also investigate any working restrictions you might have on your visa.


Funded PhDs

Find funded studentship opportunities on our how to apply page.