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Postgraduate funding

Students wishing to pursue a postgraduate course in Renaissance Studies at Warwick are able to explore various avenues for funding, depending on the course they are choosing and other criteria. Applicants are encouraged to investigate the opportunities below, check the deadlines carefully, and communicate early on with the Director of Graduate Studies Dr Caroline Petit ( about their intentions, so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared. (Jump to Funding for Master's Degrees)

Chancellor's International Scholarships

These are Warwick's own scheme for funding PhD research and are open to International students only. For 2020/21 entry there will be 30 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants. Applicants may be from any discipline at Warwick. The Application deadline for this year’s competition is 23:59pm (GMT) on Thursday 16th January 2020. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the latest. Full details including eligibility criteria are here

AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students
The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is awarding up to 80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2019 through an open competition and 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector. The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for details about/registration for the November 16th application writing workshop (to be held at Coventry University), please visit

M4C scholarships provide studentship funding and enhanced support for professional development training to successful doctoral candidates. Applications are open to Home and EU candidates for 3.5 years of funding covering fees and a maintenance grant at UKRI rates. Applications for 2020/2021 entry scholarships are now OPEN. There are several parts to the application process which can take quite some time and also requires departmental and academic staff taking action, so while the deadline for submitting applications is the 14th January 2020, you should not leave your application until the last minute. For full details on how to apply, please go to the Midlands4Cities website.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships
Four scholarships in the Humanities were available for entry in the 2019/20 academic year. They 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. The scholarships competition for 2019 entry is now closed, when information becomes available regarding the (possible) 2020 intake, it will be posted here.

Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS)

Information regarding the University of Warwick's 'Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme' for 2020 intake, will be available soon, and disseminated via this webpage

There is also a student loan system for postgraduate master's degrees, which are government-backed loans, and are offered in any master's subject, but only to students under the age of 60; they will be repaid concurrently with any undergraduate loans. More details at

University of Warwick Fees

Warwick's Doctoral College-General Funding Information

Other sources of funding for International Students only

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