Originally Posted by Uncle Kadyo
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.
From what I understand, the technical fields usually garner more benefits, but--at least in the US--PhDs tend to be funded for social sciences, etc., as well.
It's a bit different in Japan though. I'm in graduate school here on a scholarship however.