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Research funding

PhD Studentship Competition 2019

The deadline for applying to our 2019 Studentship competition has now passed.  Information about applying for funding to start in October 2020 will be released in autumn 2019. 


Kingston University alumni discount – a 10 per cent reduction on all postgraduate courses (including research degrees) for students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or a masters degree with Kingston University.

Postgraduate Progression Scholarship

A 15 per cent reduction in the tuition fees is available for undergraduate students completing their degree at Kingston University in the 2018/19 academic year and progressing to enrol on a postgraduate degree in 2019/20 academic year. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, please see My Kingston.

We also have some useful links for general postgraduate funding.

Masters level loans

Masters by Research and MPhil (standalone MPhil not MPhil upgrading to PhD) students starting their degree from September 2016 onwards may apply for a loan of up to £10,000. Home/EU students only. PhD students are not currently eligible for a postgraduate loan. Find out more about postgraduate loans.

PhD loans

From September 2018, the Government introduced loans of up to £25,000 for PhD students. More information about PhD loans will be available following Government consultations. For the latest updates, please visit

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