[Last updated: 5 January 2020]

When PhD positions are advertised, they often come with funding attached. It is possible to get PhD funding via other means however, here are some examples that include astronomy.

  1. Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund – offered to those who belong to groups that are currently under-represented in physics (e.g. women, BAME students, students with disabilities, LGBT+ students, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, students with refugee status).
  2. TWAS – PhD fellowships for scientists from developing countries.
  3. OWSD – PhD fellowships for women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries.
  4. Forrest – PhD scholarships including fees, stipend, accommodation and travel allowance to study at a university in Western Australia.
  5. Liverpool John Moores University – 3-year fully funded PhD Scholarships for international students.
  6. University of Surrey – PhD Studentships for UK/European students and international students.
  7. SIRAT – PhD scholarships at the UCD School of Physics in Dublin, open to all nationalities.
  8. Rhodes Scholarship – For international students to do a DPhil at Oxford (direct entry only).
  9. Clarendon – For foreign students seeking to do a DPhil at Oxford.
  10. Gates Cambridge Scholarship – For foreign students seeking to do a PhD at Cambridge.
  11. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships – For foreign students seeking to do a PhD in Switzerland.