Postgraduate Funding for University Students through Grants from Charity | GradFunding



Welcome to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online! The Alternative Guide (AGO) is a web resource for current and prospective postgraduate students (any subject, any nationality) who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts, and foundations!

This page - which your university may have linked you to - is our Gateway. You can logon to the Alternative Guide for free if your university subscribes to us! If it does, logon using the blue box below, or register for a personal username and password in the green box.

If you need help logging on, click here.

If you are staff at a university wanting information about implementing the Guide, please click here.

Remember, if you have won at least one award from an alternative funding source, you can also enter our annual Prize Draw which has a top prize of £500 and three prizes of £100!

Please see our Privacy Policy for further information on how we comply with GDPR for your personal data.

Register for personal username/password

  • 1 I’m a Current Student or staff member. Email me personal username and password!
  • University Email: [?]Just enter your university email address (this should end with '') and you will immediately be emailed your personal username and password!
  • 2 I am a prospective student. Email me personal username and password !
  • Alternative Guide Pin: [?] If you are a prospective student, your university may have given you a PIN of four numbers (e.g. 4356) to give you access. Enter this pin here, with any email address, and you will immediately be emailed your personal username and password! Email Address: [?]Enter your email address.
    Any address is fine- it does not have to be