Scholarships, Studentships and bursaries

There are a range of scholarships, bursaries and other support available for new and current students in the School of Education. 

Postgraduates may use the Postgraduate Funding Database to search for scholarships and bursaries whilst International students may may benefit from a number of country specific scholarships. General funding advice may also be found on the Student Funding Office webpages.

ESRC Open Competition - PhD Studentships

The School of Education will be supporting applications for ESRC (UKRI)-funded studentships from the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). 

ESRC Studentships will cover your fees, plus some research and training expenses. In addition, you will receive a stipend at ESRC rates. International students will not be paying international fees for their PhD (see Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP eligibility). Please see the Midland Graduate School website for more details on how to apply

Submission Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Education pathway should submit an application for an Education PhD.


The UK Government provides non-means tested loans to cover the full cost of part-time tuition for all eligible English resident or non UK EU undergraduates whilst the postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK provides up to £11,570 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2021 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas, including distance education. Loans of up to £27,265 are also available for eligible Doctoral students

If you wish to apply for funding for a research degree in the School of Education, please email