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Funding opportunities

UAL is offering the following funding opportunities for research degree students. You can also get information on alternative routes for funding.


Postgraduate students will continue to be able to apply to UAL to pursue fully funded doctoral-level research studentships in arts and humanities subject areas over the next five years, after the technē Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) was granted a second round of funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

technē brings together UAL with eight other higher education institutions in London and the south-east (Royal Holloway University of London, University of Brighton, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, University of Surrey, Brunel University, Loughborough University London and the University of Westminster). It is 1 of 10 Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK to be announced in the new round of funding by the AHRC.

Applications for 2019/20 have now closed, applications for a 2020/21 start will open October 2019.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

This guide provides advice and information for prospective and current graduate students about applying for alternative sources of funding, particularly from charities and trusts. Find out more and access the guide.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is independently published by GradFunding.

Doctoral Loan Gov.UK

You may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. Find out more about Doctoral Loans on the government's website