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Research funding

AHRC funding through the TECHNE consortium

Applications are now open for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding.

PhD Studentship Competition 2020

Applications are now being accepted for studentships beginning in late September 2020. Deadline 15 March 2020.


Kingston University alumni discount – a 10% 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% reduction in the tuition fees may be available for undergraduate students completing their degree at Kingston University and progressing directly to enrol on a postgraduate degree in the next academic year. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, please see My Kingston.

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. Find out more about postgraduate loans.

PhD loans

From September 2018, the Government introduced loans of up to £25,000 for PhD students. Home/EU students only. For further details please see the government website.

More information about self funding your studies

We have some useful links for general postgraduate funding.

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