Funding for Doctoral Students

Headline fees for 2022/23

Headline fees for 2022/23

Research programmes (Home) - £6,219
Research programmes (Overseas) - £14,120

Please note, subsequent years of study will be charged at the rate for that year. 

View the full fee schedule on the Fees and Funding page.

Guildhall School Financial Assistance 

Please note Postgraduate Research Students are only eligible to apply for fee waivers.  

Doctoral Funding guidance 202223.pdf Guide to Funding for Doctoral Students

Doctoral Loans

Postgraduate Doctoral loans are available to help new students starting an eligible doctoral degree course in 2022/23 with the cost of their tuition fees and living expenses. These are non-means tested, repayable doctoral student loans.

In 2022/23 you could borrow up to £27,892 over the duration of the programme.

External & International Funding

External Funding

The School expects you to take the initiative in supporting your studies and we advise you to apply to as many sources of funding as possible.

To help you find funding opportunities, the School provides guidance on potential sources of external funding such as charities, foundations and educational trusts.

Fundraising Advice – 2022-23.pdf General Fundraising Advice for Students


US Loans

Please note: If you are studying on the doctoral programme or on a non-degree course (eg. Artist Diploma), Guildhall School does not participate in the US Federal Aid Loans program for these courses.

For more information, please contact our Student Funding Officer at 020 7382 7181 or