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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 2021/22 entry there will be up to 40 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international and EU PhD applicants. Applicants may be from any discipline at Warwick. The Application deadline for this year’s competition is 23:59pm (GMT) on Thursday 21 January 2021. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by the deadline of Thursday 21 January 2021 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 a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M4C is awarding up to 89 doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition and 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 13 January 2021 (noon), by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and projects, and for dates of November application writing workshops, please visit: or contact Attendance at one of the application workshops is strongly recommended (deadline for registration: 3 November 2020).  

Students interested in applying for a doctoral programme in our Centre are encouraged to identify potential supervisors and contact them as soon as possible in order to discuss their research proposal. Further information about the Department’s research staff can be found here.

For any enquiries, including alternative funding routes, please contact the Centre’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Caroline Petit ( Research proposals (max 2 sides of A4), together with a CV and transcripts, should reach the department by 20 November 2020 at the latest to allow for timely submission.

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 13th January, you should not leave your application until the last minute.

Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS)

It is not know yet whether this funding will be available for October 2021 entry, details will be posted when we know more, and will also be updated on the central website here, 

    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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