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

The Chancellor's Scholarships are Warwick's own scheme for funding PhD research and are open to International students only. Students in their first year of PhD study at Warwick may also apply. In both cases, a strong support statement must be made, so preparations should begin early. The scholarships competition for 2019 entry is now closed. Applications typically opening circa August, and usually have January deadlines.

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 dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit The scholarships competition for 2019 entry is now closed.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships  
Three scholarships in the Humanities 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.

Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS)

The University of Warwick are pleased to launch the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students in 2019/20. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2019/20.

There will be two rounds of WTMSS applications for 2019/20 entry, the main portion of funding will be allocated during the first round, which is now open. The deadline for applications to be received is 1 April 2019 (16:00hrs).The second round will open for applications on 1 May 2019 and will close on 1 July 2019 (16:00hrs). Full details and eligibility criteria can be found 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

General Warwick Graduate School Funding Information

Other sources of funding for International Students only

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