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Funding Available for Postgraduate Study

APPLYING FOR MA OR PHD FUNDING

We are delighted to support our students in seeking funding. Please see the list below for information about 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 Director of Graduate Studies. 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 Graduate School Office Scholarships and Funding Portal.
Please visit this website for details of other PG funding awards.

Previous Successful Funding Applications

Funding available for MA Study


Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS) - Second Round

The Graduate School is delighted to announce that we will be awarding a maximum of 20 Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships to support eligible postgraduate students for entry in 2018/2019. Awards are set at £5,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2018/2019.

Applications for the second round of Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme are now open.

Value: £5,000 towards tuition fees.

Eligibility: Available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2018-2019. Please see webpage for full eligibility criteria.

Deadline: Friday 29th June, 16:00hrs.

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS), led by the University of Warwick, has recently been accredited as a Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund History doctoral and, in some cases, 1+3 (PhD with integrated Masters) students. To be considered for an award, you should complete a University online application form and a separate ESRC application. Deadline tbc

Full details of the studentships available and the application process are available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/

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 2018 applications: Thursday 18 January 2018


Department of History MA Bursaries

The Department of History will offer two Departmental MA Bursaries for 2018/19 admission to outstanding candidates. These will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide a stipend of approximately £10,000.

The closing date for the first round of applications is 19 January 2018 and for the second round 24 March 2018.

Candidates who submit a University admisssion application by these dates will be automatically considered for an award. (No separate application is required.)


Wellcome Trust Masters Award

CHM Deadline for Preliminary Wellcome Trust MA Award applications: 12 noon 19 January 2018, in line with other Dept of History funding application deadlines. You will also need to have applied for an MA via the University's online system.

Please see the Centres webpage for futher information.



Government Masters Degree Loans

Government loans of up to £10,280 are avaialble to candidates applying for October 2019 admission to UK taught MA degree courses. Details of the application procedure, eligibility criteria and repayment terms are at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/funding/fundingyourstudies/pgceandpg/pgloans


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

These awards are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK. MA in Global & Comparative History candidates are eligible to apply.The awards will cover tuition fees and provide a stipend to candidates from eligible Commonwealth countries.

Applicants must submit an online University application  and a funding application via the Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) by 15th March 2018. No late applications will be considered.

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


Taught MA Sanctuary Scholarships

The University is offering up to three fully funded taught MA scholarships to support refugee, humanitarian protection and asylum seeking students in the UK.

These scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition fees for 2018/19, and a stipend equivalent to the RCUK level ((provisional £14,800* for full time award holders in 2018/19) for a one-year masters course.

Applicants must submit an online University application and a separate scholarship funding application to the Academic Office by 15th March 2018. No late applications will be considered.

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

Li Xiaoming Scholarship

This Scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year is worth up to £20,000 (payment of up to £20,000 towards tuition fees), and will be awarded to a taught MA candidate who is a national of the People's Republic of China and whose proposed work/research has a demonstrable humanitarian aim.

To be eligible, candidates must have already received an official offer for a place on a Warwick taught masters programme by 15 March 2018.

Full details of the application process are available here.

Funding available for MPhil/PhD

Department of History Doctoral Scholarships

The Department is pleased to announce that it will be awarding three scholarships to outstanding doctoral candidates applying for October 2018 admission. The awards will cover Home-EU fees and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate for 3.5 years. Please note that History Department PhD Studentship holders are encouraged to undertake the teaching of two undergraduate seminar groups, or the equivalent time in teaching support activity, during one of the years of the studentship as part of the studentship arrangements, typically in the second year. These scholarships are available to both Home/EU and overseas candidates applying for full-time study in any field suitable for supervision by the Department. (Overseas awardees will be required to cover the balance of their tuition fees for three years.)

In order to be considered for a departmental doctoral award, you must submit a University online application form by 19 January 2018. No separate application form is required - you will be asked to indicate your interest in these awards as part of the main University admission application process.

Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies if you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposed research topic.


Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships
The University of Warwick is proud to be offering four Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for entry in the 2018/19 academic year.The scholarships are available for doctoral research only, 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: £28,000 per annum to cover full fees, maintenance stipend, research and training costs.
Accepted departments: Centre for the Study of Renaissance; Classics and Ancient History; English and Comparative Literary Studies; Film and Television Studies; French; German; Hispanic; Italian; History; History of Art; Philosophy (course dependent)

Deadline: 19th January 2018.



ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS), led by the University of Warwick, has recently been accredited as a Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund History doctoral students.

To be considered for an award, you should complete an University online application form and a separate ESRC application form by
Thursday 18 January 2018 (23:59 GMT). Full details of the studentships available and the two-part 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 under the remit of the ESRC, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 18 January 2018

University Scholarships

Applicants for the MPhil/PhD programme in History are encouraged to apply for Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) Scholarships and Chancellor's International Scholarships. (A joint scholarship/University admission application should be completed and submited by the deadline below.)

Before submitting your application, please contact either your potential supervisor or the Director of Graduate Studies 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. Applicants should consult the Applicant Guidance Notes(PDF Document) before applying.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding

The deadline for applications is 19 January 2018.

(The deadline for the receipt of all supporting documentation - including references - is 2 February 2018)

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

Doctoral studentships which provide funding for up to three years are also available from the Wellcome Trust. Candidates must have completed, or be registered on a Masters in the History of Medicine or an equivalent masters degree to be eligible. Please visit Centre for the History of Medicine for more information.

US nationals are eligible for Fulbright Scholarships,which cover round-trip travel, tuition fees, and a maintenance allowance. Information on Fulbright fellowships can be obtained from the Fullbright website. The deadline for applications for 18/19 entry is 7 October 2017.

Warwick-Chinese Scholarship Council Awards
Chinese nationals are eligible to apply for a Warwick-Chinese Scholarship Council (Warwick-CSC) award. For details of the two-stage application procedure please see


Other sources of funding
are detailed at:


Commonwealth citizens (and British protected persons) normally resident in a Commonwealth country other than the UK are eligible to apply to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) programme, which pays university fees, return travel, an allowance for books and research travel, and personal maintenance.

For more information on CSC (Commonwealth Scholarship Commission) funding please see Details. CSFP funding is available at: www.acu.ac.uk.