PhD Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

PhD Fees

For this year’s tuition fees, please visit the Graduate school website. Overseas applicants should refer to the non-laboratory based fees listed in the tables (International Band 1 for non UK/EU students).


Henley Business School Scholarships

We offer PhD scholarships covering fees and stipend for a maximum of 3 years, which are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit. These scholarships cover full fees and provide a stipend for 1 year, and are renewable for a further 2 years subject to performance.

In order to apply for the Marketing & Reputation PhD scholarship you will first need to make a formal application to our programme, clearly stating in the ‘Funding’ section of your application that you would like to be considered for one of our scholarships.

Successful candidates can then submit an application for a Henley Studentship, with the support of their proposed supervisors - for this reason, it is important that you ensure that your intention to apply for a studentship is clear at all stages of your application, and that you notify both your proposed supervisors and the departmental PGR administrator (Daniel Bateman) so that they can provide you with support during your application for studentship.

Our scholarship programme is incredibly competitive and as such we normally ask students to have achieved (or be expected to achieve) a Distinction at Masters level or equivalent, including a distinction in a dissertation or thesis.

Final deadline for submission of application for studentships is 30th April 2019 - applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Applications for self/externally funded candidates (those not applying for a Henley Studentship) will be considered until 30th June 2019.


For other candidates, further funding opportunities are available (see below).

Further PhD funding

  • UK/EU nationals: The University of Reading takes part in the South East DTC (Doctoral Training Centre). If you’re interested in applying, please follow the link for further details.
  • University International Research Studentships: The University is pleased to announce a range of international PhD studentships available for October 2019 start. These are available for highly qualified applicants for research within science, life sciences, social science and arts and humanities. The studentship includes full international rate fees as well as a £1,000 p.a. training & development allowance, and can include a stipend to match the 2019/20 UK Research Council rate (2018/19 rate is £14,777). For further details, please see the Graduate School website.
  • Nationals from India and developing countries: The Felix Scholarship competition is open to candidates applying for either taught Masters or Postgraduate Research Degrees who are either Indian nationals, or from developing countries, and who fulfil the required criteria. For more information and how to apply please follow the link.
  • Regional PhD Bursaries: They are available for PhD applicants normally living within 25 miles of the University. The scheme is not open to students who have already started their study at the University of Reading. For further information, please go to Graduate School website.
  • Former UoR Graduate: If you have already studied at the University of Reading you will receive a discount of up to £1,000 off of your fees through the alumni fee discount.
  • Other: For information on further opportunities, please see the find funding section on our University website.