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Department of Classics & Ancient History: Bursaries for Postgraduate Study (MAT, MAR, PhD)

How to apply:

  1. New students:

    1. Submit an application for postgraduate study to the University via the online portal) by Friday 6th March 2020. Please ensure that your references and academic transcripts are uploaded by this date too. PhD applicants must also already have applied to the University’s funding schemes

  2. Current students:

    1. PhD students who have already enrolled on their degrees are eligible to apply. Awards will only be granted for one year: you will be eligible to re-apply in future years but continuation of funding is not guaranteed.


    1. Email a covering letter to the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof Alison Cooley ( This must include the following information: i) why you are applying + what other funding you have applied for ii) academic record iii) relevant financial circumstances, with details of past bursaries and details of how you would meet the other costs of your degree if awarded a fees-only bursary, and details of paid work commitments iv) future plans for further study or career

    2. Current PhD students: please also include a 500-1,000 word outline of your research; a summary of your progress to date + a proposed timetable for completion. Please ask your supervisor(s) to write a letter of support by the same deadline. NB make this request as soon as possible, given upcoming UCU industrial action.

Deadline: Friday 6th March 2020, 17.00

Criteria for Awarding Scholarships/Fees Awards

All applications received by the deadline will be considered equally. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered. A panel of two senior members of the Department will consider the applications. We hope to announce the results by the end of April (once other funding decisions have also been announced).



  1. Academic record

  2. Research proposal

  3. Support from referees

  4. Likelihood of timely completion of the degree

  5. Financial need, including impact of disabilities or health conditions as applicable

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme

Applicants for MAT degrees should apply if eligible to WTMSS. These scholarships are valued at up to £10,000, paid as a contribution towards tuition fees, for students starting MAT courses in Oct 2020. They are available to eligible to students who pay Home fees.


Deadlines: round one – opens 1st March, deadline 1st April 2020; round two – opens 1st May, deadline 1st July 2020.