Scholarships and Bursaries

There are several funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students at the University. Details are summarised below; please consult each individual scholarship or bursary webpage for further information..

Duncan Norman Research Scholarship

Duncan NormanThe Duncan Norman Research Scholarship at the University of Liverpool was established in 2004 following the receipt of a generous donation from The Duncan Norman Charitable Trust in memory of the late Mr Duncan Norman. For more information please visit the webpage.


Joseph RotblatSir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship

Launched in 2011, the Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship specifically supports alumni of the University, who are returning as postgraduate research students; recognising both their academic merit and financial need. For more information please visit the webpage.‌

John LennonJohn Lennon Memorial Scholarship

The John Lennon Memorial Scholarships were set up by a trust fund endowed in the University for the provision of scholarships in the memory of John Lennon. The award is intended to support students in financial need and enhance, among other things, awareness of global problems and environmental issues. For more information please visit the webpage.‌

Postgraduate Scholarships and Awards

A more comprehensive list of funding opportunities is available on the Postgraduate Research Study webpages which list the details of postgraduate funding opportunities offered by both the University and external funding bodies. For more information please visit the webpage. ‌

The Joint University of Liverpool/China Scholarship Council Award

‌The University of Liverpool and the China Scholarship Council are proud to be able to offer a joint scholarship programme for postgraduate research students. This Scholarship programme, which is jointly overseen by China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Liverpool, was established in early 2010. The university covers all tuition fees and research fees up to £1250 per annum. The scholarships are up to 4 years in duration. To apply please complete UoL/CSC Scholarship Application Form 2022 and send by email along with an academic CV and a 500 word research proposal to

 EPSRC Vacation Internships

The University, in conjunction with EPSRC, has a number of summer vacation internship awards available for undergraduate students.  The vacation internship scheme gives undergraduate students a taster of what it is like to do research. The students are given practical, first-hand experience of working on and carrying out research in a UK university.  The awards are aimed at Home/EU undergraduate students in the middle years of their degree programme (i.e. have completed their 2nd year of study on a 3 year degree course, or have completed their 2nd or 3rd year of study on a 4 year degree course) who are undertaking their degree in a subject that falls within the remit of EPSRC ( 

Further information can be found here


International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

If you're a current International University of Liverpool undergraduate or Masters alumni planning to progress to a postgraduate research programme, from October 2019 you may be eligible to receive our Postgraduate Research Award: a £2,000 reduction in tuition fees for Year One of study.  For more information, click here