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The links below will take you to various charities and funding organisations that you may be able to apply to for additional financial support. Please ensure that you look through the eligibility criteria on each site before applying. We have also included links to sites where you can search for further organisations and find useful financial information.

  • Active Wandsworth Grant Fund : funding for clubs, coaches, community groups and individuals including travel and accommodation costs for attending competitions.

  • BMA Charities: grants for second degree medical students and medical students in need. 

  • Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund: scholarships for Canadian students pursuing postgraduate degrees in the UK. 

  • Colt Foundation:  fellowships for PhD students conducting research in occupational and environmental health. 

  • Daiwa Scholarships: 19-month programmes of work placement, language study and homestay in Japan for graduates aged between 21 and 35 years.

  • Find a Masters and Find a PhD: guides and information about available scholarships for postgraduate study.

  • The Foulkes Foundation: fellowships for recently qualified scientists or PhD students wishing to undertake a medical degree, or medical graduates undertaking research for a PhD.

  • Funds for Women Graduates: grants and bursaries specifically for women in postgraduate studies to help with living expenses.

  • Gilchrist Educational Trust (grants to individuals): funding for students facing unexpected financial difficulties that may prevent them from finishing their degree or higher education, as well as travel grants for students required to spend time studying in another country as part of their degree. 

  • Sir Halley Stewart Trust: funding for medical projects that are practical and capable of clinical application within five to ten years.

  • Kidderminster Medical Society: Up to £1,000 bursary to help support an elective placement during study towards an MBChB (or equivalent) and up to £3,000 bursary to help support the first year of a Graduate Entry MBChB (or equivalent). All applicants must demonstrate some connection with the Wyre Forest Area of North Worcestershire.

  • Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust: small grants between £500 and £1200 for both UK and non UK national graduates pursuing a second degree in medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies and students studying for certain postgraduate qaulifications.

  • Student Health Association Assistance Fund: funds of up to £500 to help students with disabilities to keep up with their studies.

Further information

If you would like to search for further funding options or would like more information about managing your money, please see the links and information below.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

St George's subscribes to this popular funding resource for postgraduate students. The Alternative Guide is compiled by two former PhD students. It offers details of hundreds of alternative funding bodies, comprehensive insider advice and guidance, and invaluable tools to streamline and demystify the application process. The guide offers an integrated approach, taking a student through each stage of the funding workflow: from identifying, to finding, to approaching, to crafting winning applications.

To request a PDF copy of this guide, please email student finance quoting your seven digit St George's student number.

Postgraduate Studentships

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Postgraduate Search

Search for scholarships specific to your subject and level of study. This site also provides links to free online resources for students, funding advice and articles.

The Scholarship Hub

Search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries using a comprehensive database of funding available for UK/EU students. There are scholarships available based on a wide range of eligibility criteria. Some are based purely on academic merit, others on financial need, or on special skills and abilities, and more. You can also register with The Scholarship Hub to receive updates about new scholarships as they are announced.


The Turn2us grants database contains information on over 3,000 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants, as well as other support and services. Their website can help you to find financial support relevant to your circumstances. In addition to the grants search facility, there is a benefits calculator and other useful information and resources. 

Money Helper

Free and impartial advice on all things money related. As well as lots of helpful information and tips to help make your money stretch that bit further, their budget planner is also really useful for managing your income and expenditure. Money Helper has also updated its website to include information, advice and guidance for students who are about to graduate.


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