Welcome to the funding pages at the Graduate School of Social and Political Science. Here you will find information on, and links to, numerous funding opportunities available to candidates with an offer of admission to one of our many postgraduate degrees.
Please pay close attention to deadlines - the deadlines for 2017 entry are advertised on the individual scholarship pages and the majority fall early in the calendar year.
Eligibility for funding will be decided on a range of criteria, with certain scholarships tied to specific degrees, restricted to applicants from specific countries or regions, or are more broadly focused on either taught MSc programmes or research-based programmes. Inevitably there are more applicants than scholarships, so regardless of the basic criteria, scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis with those most able to provide evidence of a high level of academically relevant achievement.
In the field of social and political science, most funding is oriented towards doctoral programmes. The UK Economic and Social Research Council provides a number of full scholarships (UK and EU only). In addition to these, further funding schemes support students on MSc programmes. These pages highlight some of the most relevant scholarships, especially those where our students have been successful in the past, and help you to assess whether you are likely to succeed in applying to certain scholarships where the School of Social and Political Science plays a part in making awards.
You will also find some short interviews in which we ask previous and current students about their experiences of looking for funding and going through application procedures.