The University of Manchester has invested over £6.8m per year to support postgraduate research students in recent years. In addition to these internal funds, a substantial amount of funding was also generated from research councils, industry and other external sources. In research council funding alone, the University receives an average of £20 million per year to support its postgraduate taught and research degree students across a variety of disciplines.
This section provides information on these funding opportunities and offers general advice on how to fund your studies.
To find funding opportunities:
- Search our funding opportunities database
- Look at School or Faculty websites or make contact with the School in which you wish to study
On these pages, we refer to the following types of awards:
Studentship: Normally full payment of tuition fees plus a stipend for living expenses.
Project-Specific Studentship: As above but the funding is attached to a named research project
Scholarship: Normally payment of either tuition fees or a stipend for living expenses.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Normally payment of a studentship or a scholarship, plus regular paid part-time teaching duties during term time.
Bursary: Normally a one-off payment, usually of a smaller amount than a scholarship, for assistance with something specific such as tuition fees, living expenses or travel costs.