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MA Scholarships

At Warwick we offer funding opportunities to support our postgraduate taught students, both UK and international.
The School of Modern Languages are also delighted to be able to award their own departmental scholarship, you can see the options available below.


Warwick University also offers information on further scholarshis and loans for

For information about the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (including elegibility), please visit the Scheme dedicated website here.


The Alumni Discount Scheme is also available for 2022 entry. All Warwick graduates qualify for a 10% tuition fee discount, please see here).



The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) will award up to two Master's scholarships to outstanding applicants wishing to commence full-time study on one of our one-year taught MA courses in Autumn 2022.
The scholarships are intended to facilitate access to Master's level study in Modern Languages and Cultures for academically gifted students who may otherwise experience difficulty in progressing to postgraduate study. Eligible courses are:
Each scholarship will consist of a fees waiver (for applicants with Home fees status) or a fees subsidy (for applicants with International fees status) for a value of up to £10,430 maximum. For successful candidates, the award will be conditional on acceptance of a place of study. The award will be arranged directly with the University's Student Finances service. If the fee for your course is less (e.g. because you qualify for a Warwick alumni discount), the level of the scholarship will be adjusted accordingly.

Please note:

  • The scholarships are for full-time study only.
  • Students domiciled in the UK as well as international students are eligible to apply. However, the scholarships are capped (as above) at home fees level for 2022 entry. If you have questions about your fees status, please follow this link.
  • The scholarships cannot be deferred, or transferred to another course outside the School of Modern Languages & Cultures.
  • You must be self-funding.*
  • You must have (or be expected to attain) a First or good 2.i (or international equivalent) for your undergraduate degree. Applications are welcomed from students who consider Master's study as a stepping-stone towards doctoral study, though this is not a prerequisite.
  • The School of Modern Languages & Cultures values equality, diversity and inclusion. Applications are welcomed from underrepresented and/or minority groups.If you are returning to study after a break (of more than 2 years) and/or have relevant professional experience, then please clarify this in your personal statement (for the course application) and/or motivational statement.

* Self-funding status: You are considered to be a self-funded student if you are financing your studies with your own savings or if you are receiving financial assistance from family or friends. If you take out a student loan to cover the cost of your studies, you are also considered to be self-funded. You are not self-funded if your fees are being paid by a third party (other than family and friends) or if you are in receipt of a study grant or scholarship external to the University or through another Warwick-based scheme (other than an alumni discount).

How to apply for a Departmental MA scholarship

To apply for one of these scholarships you will need to have completed the following by the closing date:

  • a formal application for admission to one of these courses - click here for further information and to apply
  • a 500-word personal statement, to be sent to the Postgraduate Secretary, at pglanguages at warwick dot ac dot uk outlining your motivations for applying, your research interests and career plans
  • a CV, also to be sent to the Postgraduate Secretary, at pglanguages at warwick dot ac dot uk

Closing date

The closing date is Monday 23rd May 2022 at 12 noon GMT.

Other funding opportunities

In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, please check the University of Warwick webpage for scholarships, loans and funding for PG study (choose Postgraduate Taught from the "level" menu).

In the past, eligible students have applied to the Li Xiaoming Scholarship for PG Taught courses. More information here.


For further information about our taught MA courses or to discuss a potential application please contact Dr Olga Castro, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies in SMLC, at olga dot castro at warwick dot ac dot uk