Royal Holloway is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers.
We recognise funding is often an obstacle for talented students, so we offer a variety of funding packages which include studentships funded by the College, the Research Councils and external partners.
For information about studentships in your discipline please contact the Director of Postgraduate Education or the Recruitment Lead in the relevant Department.
College studentships are available to students with high academic potential. Read more here
International research funding
We cooperate with a growing number of international organisations to offer joint studentships to talented international MPhil/PhD students. Read more here
Research Council funding
Arts & Humanities Research Council funding (AHRC): As part of the technē Doctoral Training Partnership students will benefit from a diverse range of workshops and opportunities to engage with partners in the arts and cultural sector. Read more here
Research Training Support Grant (AHRC): AHRC Research Training Support Grant to support study visits or conference attendance. Read more here
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC): Royal Holloway offers ESRC postgraduate studentships and postdoctoral fellowships through SeNSS (South-east Network for Social Sciences), a Doctoral Training Partnership of ten universities. Read more here
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC): Doctoral studentships within Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences and Geography. Read more here
Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences (ARIES): Studentships to equip postgraduate research students to become leaders in the science and sustainable business of the natural environment. Read more here.
Studentships from other Research Councils are available. Please contact your Director of Postgraduate Education for further information.
From time to time, other studentships are offered at Royal Holloway.
Amy Buller PhD Scholarship
Cumberland Lodge, an independent educational charity in Windsor Great Park, is proposing to jointly fund a doctoral studentship with Royal Holloway, University of London for the 2020-21 academic year. This is available from September 2020 for 3 years full-time. In addition to covering Home/EU tuition fees, this scholarship offers a maintenance award of £12,600 per annum. NB, this award is not available to non EU or UK domiciled students. Find out more here.