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Fees and funding FAQs

What funding is available beyond the studentship grant?

The Open University supports its research students and we recognise that your financial circumstances can be a deciding factor in your ability to complete your studies. There are several forms of funding available to students depending on your circumstances, eligibility and any conditions of your studentship. Please see Additional funding.

Is additional funding available for training / overseas fieldwork / conferences?

There is often a small amount of money available to support such activities, which varies according to faculty and time of year. You should speak to your supervisor in the first instance about any money that might be available to students in your faculty. If you are experiencing financial hardship, financial support may be available towards your living or study costs to enable you to continue studying. Conditions will apply. For more information about what support is available, please contact the Research Degrees Team.

Your questions

For advice about applying for a research degree, or sponsoring a research student, send us an email or call +44 (0)1908 654882.