Fees and funding

If you are looking for a scholarship to support you during your PhD in Politics and International Studies at Loughborough, there are several opportunities you can consider.

Please note that a strong application will take time to develop, so make sure that you get in touch with a prospective supervisor from our team early on to discuss your proposed project.

Please refer to the areas of supervision page for useful information on the research areas we provide supervision on.

School-wide PhD scholarships

Our School of Social Sciences also offers PhD scholarships open to prospective Politics and International Studies students. These are normally advertised in the autumn of each year on specialised websites such as jobs.ac.uk. You can also stay updated on this and other opportunities by following us on Twitter.

University-wide PhD scholarships

Loughborough University also runs several University-wide PhD scholarship schemes that are open to Politics and International Studies students. These are targeted at prospective PhD students from specific countries or in specific areas of specialisation.


Students can also fund their own PhD, in which case they may be able to partly cover their expenses with a variety of sources of loans and support from different funders.

Please see the University’s Research degree funding page and the website of the Doctoral Training College.


For more information on fees, please click the button below.

2019/20 fees for UK/EU and international students