Funding your research degree
If you're thinking of starting a research degree with us, you'll have fees and costs to cover while you're here – but there are plenty of loans and bursaries available to help fund your studies.
Whether you're a UK, EU or international student, you'll find information on this page about the general funding options open to most applicants and details on how to apply for them.
Explore our PhD funding schemes
Discover our various fully-funded PhD scholarships, find out if you're eligible to apply, and contact the supervisors to learn more about what each project involves.
Search all our fully-funded PhD projects by subject, and take the first steps on your PhD journey at Portsmouth.
Our faculty-funded PhD projects cover diverse research areas, across our Technology, Creative and Cultural Industries, Science and Health, Business and Law, and Humanities and Social Sciences faculties.
Applications are open now for the 2019/20 ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) PhD bursaries – for social science research in Psychology and Area Studies.
Other routes to a PhD
Explore the other ways you can start a PhD at Portsmouth.
Browse all the already-approved PhD projects across our subject areas – including self-funded projects – and find out how to apply.
If you've already got your own research idea, start looking for a supervisor whose research interests match yours at our Find a PhD Supervisor page.
Find out what areas we specialise in, and get in contact with the PhD supervisors within our various subject areas.