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Doctoral awards worth £4 million

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, and for this reason we have Royal Holloway scholarships worth £4 million 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

research council

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

Leverhulme Magna Carta scholarships

Magna Carta Runnymede

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.

Funding international researchers


We cooperate with a growing number of international organisations to offer joint scholarships to talented international MPhil/PhD students


Other sources of funding

The Student Finance and Funding team can help you look for outside funding from charities / organisations that distribute money to students depending on their individual need and circumstances.

We recommend you look for funding around six to nine months before the start of your course to ensure you have enough time to apply and receive responses / funds (where accepted).

Find out more about external sources of funding.

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Ten scholarships are available in different Departments for Oct 2017 or January 2018 start



A single cash award of £2,000 is available for a PhD in the Power Systems Group








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