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Funding Available for Postgraduate Study


We are delighted to support our students in seeking funding. Please see the list below for some specific sources of funding for which you might be eligible.

Applying for funding can appear confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask for help and advice. If you would like to discuss whether the Warwick History Department could supervise your proposed area of research you can contact the PGR Director. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact potential supervisors directly. See the list of academic staff with their areas of expertise.

Remember that to be eligible for funding, you must also apply to the relevant MA or PhD programme in the History Department. That is, you cannot be considered for funding if you have not also applied for a place by the deadlines listed below.

The information listed below is derived largely from the Doctoral College Scholarships and Funding Portal. Please visit this website for full details of all PG funding awards.
Previous Successful Funding Applications

History Department MA Scholarship for BME students

2020/2021 Details TBC

Deadline: TBC

History Department MA Bursary

2020/2021 Details TBC

Deadline: TBC

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

2020/2021 Details TBC

For further information see: Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme

Deadline: TBC

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships

The Midlands Graduate School DTP makes an annual award of a large number of studentships to outstanding applicants across the Social Sciences. The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration. A Masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the Midlands Graduate School DTP. A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs.

All studentships can be offered on a full or part time basis.

Full details of the studentships available and the application process are available at

Economic and social history is defined very broadly, and if you are in any doubt as to whether your intended project falls within the remit of the ESRC, please contact

Deadline for October 2020 applications: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (23:59 GMT)

Wellcome Trust Masters Award


Please see the Centres webpage for further information.

Government Masters Degree Loans

For 2020-21, the government will offer a loan of up to £11,222 (subject to Parliamentary approval) to students undertaking an eligible masters course. See our Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses page for further details.

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

For 2020/21 the Doctoral College will offer up to two fully funded scholarships for postgraduate research students, and up to three fully funded scholarships for postgraduate taught students.

Full details of the scheme, deadlines, application process and eligibility criteria are available here.

PGR Application deadline: 23:59 (GMT) on Thursday 16 January 2020.

PGT Application deadline: 23:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

Li Xiaoming Scholarships

The University of Warwick will offer one Li Xiaoming Scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic year, worth up to £20,000 (payment of up to £20,000 towards tuition fees).

For full details of the scheme and eligibility requirements, please see here.

Application deadline: 1 April 2020, 23.59 GMT

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP Studentships

These studentships are available as part of the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership for Home and EU applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years.

The History Department will select outstanding candidates to nominate for these award competitions. To allow sufficient time for us to consider your application and to work with you to develop it prior to the final closing dates for submission of written materials we ask that you make contact with us as soon as you can. The AHRC M4C competition includes an interview, and we guarantee to interview all candidates who have submitted their complete applications by the 9th of January 2020. Interviews will take place, by skype, with further details and dates to follow.

For more details see here.

Please note that although, formally, M4C awards to non-UK EU candidates will only cover fees, internal consortium arrangements are expected to enable full fees & maintenance to be awarded to non-UK candidates from the EU.

To search for a potential supervisor in the Department by their specialism, click here.

Guidance, eligibility and applications to be made via the M4C website.

Department of History Doctoral Scholarships

2020/2021 Details TBC

Deadline: TBC

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships

The University of Warwick are proud to be offering four of the prestigious Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for entry in the 2020/2021 academic year.

The scholarships are available for doctoral research, for a duration of three years, and in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation's interests: history, literature, and languages.

Fee status: Home/EU

Value: £28,750 per annum to cover full fees, maintenance stipend, research and training costs.

Accepted departments: Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants in the areas of History, Literature and Languages. Wolfson scholarships are not eligible to students where there is a co-supervision arrangement with another institution.

How to Apply: Please follow the same application process as for AHRC M4C scholarships. Candidates that are eligible will be selected and nominated for Wolfson scholarships from the M4C applications - you do not need to make a separate application or request.

Chancellor's International Scholarship

For 2020/21 entry there will be 30 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants.

Before submitting your application, please contact either your potential supervisor or the PGR Director to discuss how to make your application as strong as possible. Details of staff members' research interest and expertise can be found here. 

Full details of these awards are available via the link below:

Deadline for applications: 23:59pm (GMT) on Thursday 16th January 2020.

China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick Scholarships

The Doctoral College is pleased to offer up to 25 joint funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with China Scholarships Council.

Applicants must check their eligibility criteria set out by the CSC (
Deadline: Thursday 16th January 2020, 23.59 GMT

Other sources of funding are detailed at: