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 (M.Nievergelt@warwick.ac.uk) 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 2018 entry is now closed. Applications typically opening circa August, and usually have January deadlines.
The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) offers a number of fully funded scholarships to the most outstanding Home/EU PhD applicants in the Arts. The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) at the University of Warwick typically offers up to 13 fully-funded 3.5 year PhD scholarships for Home/EU students, however the scholarships competition for 2018 entry is now closed. Applications typically opening circa August, and usually have January deadlines.
MA applicants are generally self-funded, given the lack of schemes in place to support MA study. However, for 2018-19 entry the university has just launched the Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS) to support widening access for postgraduate study. 100 scholarships of £5000 each will be made available for Home/EU students eligible under the criteria set out on the academic office webpages. Applications for the scholarships are now open, and prospective students are advised to assess their eligibility for the scheme and submit an online application by the deadline of 29th March 2018. Details of the assessment criteria and further information can be found here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/wtmss/
There is also a student loan system for postgraduate master's degrees, which are government-backed loans, worth up to £10,000. Loans will be offered in any master's subject, but only to students under the age of 60, and will be repaid concurrently with any undergraduate loans. More details at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/funding/fundingyourstudies/pgceandpg/pgloans