2019 PhD Funding Fair now closed

This year’s funding fair entries are now closed

Why attend the Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair?

Our event runs differently from others you may have been to, and you must meet a certain level of eligibility criteria in order to attend (see below).  So why should you apply to attend the event?

  • It’s a dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
  • Offers you the opportunity to have  face-to-face discussions about your PhD plans and aspirations
  • You will get to meet high quality Universities with PhD funding to offer
  • You will be able to chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student
  • You can attend subject specific talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding
  • Is in a Central London location, easily accessed from Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. 
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Which Universities can you talk to on the day?


  1. University of Warwick
  2. University of Edinburgh
  3. Cardiff University 
  4. University of Nottingham
  5. Swansea University 
  6. University College London (UCL)
  7. University of Southampton 
  8. University of Oxford
  9. Coventry University 
  10. University of Manchester
  11. University of Birmingham
  12. University of Bristol
  13. University of Portsmouth 
  14. University of Sheffield
  15. University of Kent 
  16. London School of Economics (LSE)
  17. Imperial College London
  18. King’s College London (KCL)
  19. University of Glasgow
  20. University of Exeter
  21. Newcastle University
  22. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
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Specialist Subject Sessions

The PhD Funding Fair is divided into two sessions; morning and afternoon. In the morning you can attend if you’re interested in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law and Management subject areas. The afternoon session is for those interested in the Sciences (including Medicine), Maths, Computing and Engineering. 

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Exhibitor and Student Panel Talks

In each session, a number of talks from participating universities and current PhD students will help to give you an insight into how to make a successful application, what to expect when studying a PhD and much more. 


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PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room

The Peer to Peer Advice Room is your chance to speak to a number of current PhD students across all subject areas. Get the answers to those burning questions you have about studying for a PhD, finding funding and more. 

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What do students have to say about the event?

The PhD Funding Fair is a great opportunity for those about to start their PhD search, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our YouTube channel and find out what previous attendees have to say about attending the fair. 

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Meet our PhD Funding Fair Sponsor: Collegiate Accommodation

At Collegiate we offer exceptional all-inclusive Postgraduate accommodation in some of the top university cities in the UK and Europe.

Along with our sleek living spaces and bold social areas, we deliver sophisticated style with modern design. Boasting exceptional features throughout, our exclusive accommodation will ensure your Postgraduate experience is an unforgettable one. We also offer secure entry systems; a concierge service and high-tech security measures mean that peace of mind comes as standard.

What’s more, is we recognise that a huge part of student life is about meeting new people and trying new things. This is why, when you live with Collegiate, there’ll be plenty of social events to help you connect with other residents as well as learning and networking opportunities. In addition, we’re bringing hand-selected brand partners into our residences for exclusive pop-up events and experiences, right on your doorstep. To discover more about our award-winning student experience, head over to our website at www.collegiate-ac.com. Why live anywhere else?

Find out more about Collegiate on the Think Postgrad Blog.

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In order to be accepted you must meet the below eligibility criteria: 

  • You have, or are expected to achieve, 1st or 2:1 in your undergraduate degree, or 
  • You have, or are expected to achieve a Merit of Distinction in your Masters degree, or 
  • You have an equivalent to either of the above from an international university 

You must be able to submit proof of your eligibility when submitting your application:

  • Your degree certificate if you have already completed your undergraduate degree or your masters
  • If you’re currently studying, a transcript from your University showing your marks to date to demonstrate you are likely to achieve the required standard
  • If you’re currently studying, we’ll accept a signed letter on your University’s headed paper from your course director or department administrator indicating that you are expected to achieve the required standard. Any such letter must be signed by the person the letter is from and give their full contact details.