Postgraduate Advice | Finance

Our professional Advice Centre is staffed by trained Advisors who can confidentially advise and support you with any finance query.


We can inform, advise and support you with any financial issues you may experience. We will also support you if these issues are impacting on other areas of your life or wellbeing.

Click on each category for guidance and the support available to you.

There are numerous funding options for Postgraduate students and it is important that you look in to all that are applicable to you:

  • Postgraduate Loans
  • UK PHD Loans
  • Scholarships & Bursaries
  • PHD Studentships

It is also important to know your Student fee status and how to pay

More information on the above can be found here, as well as on the government website here.


Other areas of funding:

Research Councils

“UKRI is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.”

Find out more here.

NHS Funding

For information on NHS Bursaries, and Learning Support Funds, please click here.

If you have any funding queries, please get in touch to discuss this with a trained Advisor. They can refer on to specialist support services if required.

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It may be that during your Postgraduate study, costs have developed that you had not factored in when making provisions for your course, such as travel or course materials.

If this is the case, then we would advise you to look in to additional funds provided by the University and Students’ Union, such as Conference Funding.

Please see more information on all additional funds provided by the University here.

We would always advise that you speak to your supervisory team, to see if there is any research funding available within your School/College.

If you have made adequate provisions for your living costs and course fees before embarking on the course and have applied for/taken out all statutory funding/benefits, but course materials and travel, for example, are not easily affordable to you, you can apply for the Postgraduate Financial Assistance Fund. This is administered by the University of Lincoln Student Funding Team and is non-repayable. More information and an online form can be found here.

If you are unsure of your eligibility for any funds, or would like support in applying, please contact the Advice Centre to speak with a professional Advisor, confidentially.

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