- Queen Mary central research scholarships (Home /EU/Overseas)
- Alternative sources of research funding (Home /EU)
- Alternative sources of research funding (Overseas)
Students are also strongly recommended to check individual departmental web pages for most up-to-date listings on funding opportunities.
Queen Mary Postgraduate Research studentships
Queen Mary offers research studentships each year which are tenable for up to three years. The studentships cover tuition fees and provide maintenance at the basic research council level (£15,590). For more information on these studentships, as well as others linked to specific funded projects within the College, see: Research Studentships
China Scholarship Council (CSC)/ Queen Mary Joint PhD scholarships
Queen Mary is a proud recipient of many students from prestigious scholarship schemes all over the world.
The China scholarship council (CSC) is one such scheme and Queen Mary welcomes applications from Chinese CSC students to undertake their PhD studies within our highly ranked research departments..
The pastoral care and support provided to our PhD students is well recognised and is reflected in Queen Mary’s high PhD completion rates - an indicator of teaching quality.
Queen Mary continues to seek and attract the best and brightest students and is pleased to continue to offer joint PhD scholarships in co-operation with the China Scholarship Council.
Last year over 40 CSC scholars succeeded in gaining PhD places in a range of disciplines and makes Queen Mary one of the biggest supporters in the UK for the CSC scheme.
Under the scheme, Queen Mary provides scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC provides living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants.
For 2014 entry we are pleased to announce that 9 of Queen Mary's 14 Schools will be offering PhD places for CSC Scholars. These are:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
- School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Engineering and Materials Science
- School of Biological and Chemical Science
- School of Mathematical Sciences
- School of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
- School of English and Drama
- School of Business and Management
- School of Politics and International Relations
We look forward to receiving your application through the normal online application method.
The deadline for CSC Scheme application is 31 January 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the application process for this scholarship scheme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen Mary Marshall Scholarships
The Marshall Aid Commemorative Commission has recently established a partnership with Queen Mary. The Queen Mary Marshall Scholarships were set up in order to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree at Queen Mary. These scholarships are for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies).
If you do not fit the eligibility criteria for the Queen Mary Marshall Scholarships you may still be considered for the general Marshall Scholarships scheme. Under the general scheme at least forty scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.
Eligibility criteria for Queen Mary Marshall Scholarships
In order to be eligible for these awards applicants must:
- be United States citizens who (by the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
- To qualify for awards tenable from October 2010, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2007.
- include Queen Mary on your application form as your first or second choice.
Further information on these scholarships can be found on the Marshall Scholarship website.
UK Research Council Doctoral Training Studentships
The research councils are the primary sources of funding for Home and EU students and cover both tuition fees and maintenance.
For more information, see: Research Studentships
Career Development Loans
Postgraduate students wishing to undertake certain vocational courses who cannot obtain alternative funding may borrow a maximum of £8,000 to cover 80 per cent of course fees plus related expenses. Repayments are delayed and the Government pays the interest during the course and for one month afterwards. Details can be found on the Directgov website.
Many employers are willing to sponsor their employees on either a full-time or part-time basis as part of their career development. If you are in employment you should consider asking your employers whether they can assist with the funding of postgraduate study.
Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
Queen Mary has subscribed to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding 2012-13. This guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current and postgraduate students. Charities are an under-rated funding resource, and often make awards to students of any subject and any nationality.
The Guide was written by two postgraduate students who between them have won over £45,000 from 55 different charity awards. It is published independently by GradFunding. The Guide is password protected, enter your Queen Mary username and password when prompted. Alternatively contact your academic school administrator for access. Open the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding (pdf).
Additional scholarship providers offering funding opportunities to international students wishing to research in the UK are listed below.
- Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
- British Council
- Fulbright Scholar Programmes
- Newton International Fellowships
Overseas research scholarship providers
The list of scholarship providers below will help you identify research funding opportunities from your home country.
- Inlaks Scholarships
- Goa Education Trust
- Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme
- Aga Khan Foundation
- Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships
- Jubilee Scholarships
Iraq - Kurdistan Region
- Kurdistan Regional Government (Ministry of Higher Education - HCDP)
- Kurdistan Regional Government (Ministry of Planning - RECDP)
- Higher Education Commission
- The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF)
- Aga Khan Education Service
- Pakistan Science Foundation
- Jean Monnet
- TEV (Education Foundation of Turkey)
- TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
- YOK (The Council of Higher Education)