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Postgraduate funding: PhD & Masters

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 Aysu Dincer ( about their intentions, so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared. (Jump to Funding for Master's Degrees)

1. Chancellor's International Scholarships

These are Warwick's own scheme for funding PhD research and are open to International students only. For 2022/23 entry there will be up to [TBC] number of 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 next year’s competition is yet to be confirmed. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by the deadline of [TBC] at the latest. Full details including eligibility criteria are here

2. 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 2022 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 yet to be confirmed, 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 TBC).  

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. (Please note, you should search for 'academic staff' only, by using the 'filter by role' tick box option on the left of the People page.)

For any enquiries, including alternative funding routes, please contact the Centre’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Aysu Dincer ( Research proposals (max 2 sides of A4), together with a CV and transcripts, should reach the department by [TBC] 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.


1. National student loan system

There is a national student loan system in place for eligible 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 

2. Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS)

Applications for these scholarships have typically opened in Spring and close around the end of May. Keep an eye on the website for details of any 2022-23 funding that may be available. 

3. CSR Bursary

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, also has available its own scholarships of up to £6,500 each to help offset tuition costs in 2021-22. You must be in receipt of an offer for this course to be eligible to apply for funding. Full details of bursary application and eligible criteria here: 

Applications to the Renaissance Centre bursary funds are now closed for 2021-22 entry

University of Warwick Fees

Warwick's Doctoral College-General Funding Information

Other sources of funding for International Students only

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