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How to Apply

Warwick's Faculty of Arts is inviting PhD Scholarship applications from excellent graduates across the globe to become part of its vibrant doctoral research community. CADRE offers an innovative approach to interdisciplinary research and tackles societal challenges from a humanities perspective.

All PhD applications to Warwick should be submitted through the central online application system. CADRE scholarship applications are also made via this online system. For details of how to apply for other funding opportunities see the Graduate School.

Before you submit your application it is vital that you have worked through the six stages of preparation. Also take a look at our presentation for hints and tips on how to write a PhD proposal.

  1. Read around your topic and consider how to present your research ideas.
  2. Decide which department most closely links to your topic. CADRE supports an interdisciplinary way of working so you may find that your supervision team is made up of staff from different departments, but begin by discussing your ideas with one.
  3. Discuss your ideas with the Director of Graduate Studies in your chosen department. They will be able to advise you on the most appropriate supervisor to contact.
  4. Finalise your research proposal
  5. Investigate your funding options. CADRE offer scholarships to excellent Home/EU students. Applications for CADRE scholarships are included in the main application process. Investigate other options via the Graduate School.
  6. Make your application

Departments will have minimum requirements for accepting candiates onto a research degree. See department websites for more details, or use the admissions database.

Applications for CADRE Scholarships to be considered for 2018/19 entry will OPEN on 1st August 2017.

The APPLICATION DEADLINE for this year’s competition is 23:59pm (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018.

The DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (references and transcripts) is 2nd February 2018. Documents uploaded after this deadline will not be considered as part of the scholarship competition.

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Current PhD Students

CADRE Scholarships are also open to self funded PhD students in their first year of study.

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Ranking Criteria by which applications will be assessed

Guidance Notes for applicants

Application Walkthrough for applicants