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Research degree scholarships and funding

As a renowned world-class institution, Royal Holloway is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers. 

We recognise that funding is often an obstacle for talented students so we have developed Royal Holloway scholarships worth £4million available to research students. College scholarship funding is often used to help more students participate in UK Research Council (RCUK) or other schemes, in which case there is a single scholarship application process. The College also jointly funds scholarships with external partners.

To find out about the College scholarships available in your discipline, the application process and deadlines please consult the web pages of the relevant department or its Director of Graduate Studies. 

College scholarships


College scholarships are usually awarded for three years for full-time students or six years pro-rata for part-time student.

Research Councils

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We also offer a host of awards from the major UK Research Councils.

International researcher funding


We offer eight scholarships per annum for multidisciplinary projects exploring the themes of Magna Carta.

Music scholarships


Our choral and organ scholarships are open to postgraduate research students.

Sports scholarships


Our sports scholarships are available to postgraduate research students too.

Other funding sources

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Our Student Finance team can help you look for outside funding from charities and other organisations. We recommend you start looking six to nine months before your course starts.


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