Postgraduate Funding from Charities & Trusts
If you have exhausted other avenues of funding and do not wish to take out another loan to fund your studies, there are quite a few charities, foundations and trusts that award partial funding for postgraduate study.
Charities, foundations and trusts provide a range of awards for postgraduate study, including studentships, scholarships, bursaries, competitions and prizes.
Applications for funding, however, will not normally be considered until you have tried applying for all other possible sources of funding.
However, you will have to make a very strong case in order for your application to be successful and normally you will only receive partial funds toward the cost of your course.
You can find more detailed information on postgraduate funding opportunities offered by charities, foundations and trusts listed in the following publications. They should both be available in most libraries and in the careers services of UK higher education institutions:
- The Grants Register, published annually by Palgrave Macmillan
- The Directory of Grant Making Trusts, published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation