Originally Posted by Nodogoshi
A PhD is pretty much full time work. Obviously, it is ideal to get funding when you go for a PhD.
Than again, 30,000 over 5 years, so basically you need to make up 6,000 per year?
Have you looked into research/teaching assistanceships? I don't know what the situation is in your country. But in all of my experience, there are generally at least tuition wavers, if not wavers as well as living stipends, possible when you take a PhD.
I do know people who are working their way through a PhD. It seems difficult, but it is done.
In my country, when you do PhD, it is usually through scholarsips with montlhy stipend, book allowance, travel expenses and all. Guess it's a different situation. I'm talking about PhD in sciences and math BTW.