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Research funding

AHRC funding through the TECHNE consortium

Applications are now open for 2024 entry for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding. Please note that subjects outside of the arts and humanities are not eligible for this funding.

Kingston University PhD Studentship Competition 2023

Our Studentship competition for 2023 has now closed.

Information for the October 2024 entry studentship competition will be available in December 2023, including Race Equality studentships and KU Alumni studentships.


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 may apply for a loan of up to £11.570. Home fee paying students only. Find out more about postgraduate loans. See also the government's Master's Loans website.

PhD loans

Doctoral students living in England may apply for a loan of up to £27,265. Home fee paying students only. For further details please see the government's Doctoral Loans website.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Kingston University subscribes to this Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online. Applicants may request a PIN to set up an account by emailing their Faculty Research Student Coordinator (contact details on our How to Apply page under 'Application support and Faculty contact').

More information about self funding your studies

We have some useful links for general postgraduate funding.

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