Funding your research degree
PhDs and postgraduate research
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. As new schemes are announced, we'll add them to this page.
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.