Our annual Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair takes place on Monday 2nd December in Central London.

This event is your opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK Universities, and find out about available PhD funding for 2020. The exhibitors are looking for the best PhD candidates to speak to, so get your application in by midnight on Wednesday 27th November 2019. Applications after this time will not be accepted. 

In order to submit an application to attend, please make sure you are registered with Postgraduate Studentships or logged into your account.


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. 

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. 

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. *Titles of each talk to be confirmed

Morning Session 

11.10-11.25 PhD Student Panel – Meet our Peer to Peer Room students 

11.45-12.05 University of Nottingham 

12.25-12.45 University of Warwick 

Afternoon Session

2.10-2.25 PhD Student Panel – Meet our Peer to Peer Room students 

2.45-3.05 University of Birmingham 

3.25-3.45 University of Bristol 

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. 

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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Applying to attend the Fair

You must submit an application in order to be invited to attend this event. In order to be accepted you must meet the below eligibility criteria: 

  1. You have, or are expected to achieve,  1st or 2:1 in your undergraduate degree, or 
  2. You have, or are expected to achieve a Merit of Distinction in your Masters degree, or 
  3. 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.