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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.

Previous Departmental Succesful Funding Applications 
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.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses – mostly one-year Master's degrees – at universities in the UK.

Applications for 2021/2022 are now open. Please see the website for further information.

Value: Covers fees and a Maintenance stipend

Eligibility: See 

Deadline: Applications for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships should be submitted by 12:00 GMT on 3 November 2020.

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP Studentships 2021/2022

These studentships are available as part of the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership for Home and international 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 a potential supervisor, or the PG Research Director Mark Knights at 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 8th of January 2021. Interviews will take place online on 19th January 2020, with further details and times to follow.

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

Deadline: The deadline for M4C funding applications is 13 January 2021 (noon), by which time applicants must also have applied for a place to study at their chosen lead institution and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

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

Chancellor's International Scholarship - 2021/2022

Applications for the 2021/2022 competition are expected to launch at the beginning of November 2020.

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: TBC

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2021/2022

The Midlands Graduate School DTP makes an annual award of a large number of studentships to outstanding applicants across the Social Sciences. Information on the different projects available and how to apply will published in early February 2021 on the Collaborative and Joint Studentships page.

The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration. 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.

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 applications: Tuesday 26 January 2021 (23:59 GMT).

Fullbright-University of Warwick Award

One Fulbright-University of Warwick Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in any subject. Covers full tuition fee and a £14,000 stipend towards general maintenance costs. Eligible for US citizens.

Applications are now Open for the 2021/22 awards.

Please see the Fulbright website, which details further information about How to Apply.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course.

For further information see: Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme

Deadlines: TBC

Wellcome Trust Masters Award

The Centre for the History of Medicine has Wellcome Trust funding for one MA studentship in the History of Medicine for 2020-21. This covers fees, a stipend and a small budget for research expenses. The deadline for applications for 2020-21 is 20th May 2020. Applicants who wish to be considered for other funding as well will need to apply by the deadlines for that funding, if earlier than the WT deadline (see links below for further information)

Deadline: TBC

Please see the Centres webpage for further information.

Wellcome Trust PhD Funding

Fully funded doctoral studentships providing up to three years of fees, stipend and research expenses are available from the Wellcome Trust. Candidates must have completed, or be registered on, a relevant Master's degree to be eligible. Full details on the scheme are available on the Wellcome Trust funding pages: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship. Potential applicants should contact Professor Mathew Thomson as soon as possible as development of a strong application will take time:

Deadline: TBC

Please see the Centres webpage for further information.

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

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

PGR Application deadline: TBC

PGT Application deadline: TBC

Li Xiaoming Scholarships

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

Application deadline: TBC

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship

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.

China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick Scholarships - 2021/2022 entry

Applicants must check their eligibility criteria set out by the CSC (
Deadline: 21 January 2020, 23:59 (GMT)

Government Masters Degree Loans

The government may offer a loans to students undertaking an eligible masters course.

See the Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses page for further details.

Other sources of funding are detailed at: