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Funding Information

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available to the Centre Courses. For 2018/19 entry these will include a variety of full tuition fee and maintenance bursaries, as well as contribution to tuition fees only scholarships.

Please see below for more information and for further details on how to apply.

Awards Available

Further Details
NEW! CIM Home/EU Bursaries

A total of four CIM Home/EU Bursaries are available for the MA in Digital Media and Culture and the MSc in Urban Informatics and Analytics. Each bursary will provide a £4,000 contribution towards tuition fees for Home/EU students, with two attached to each Masters course.

Deadline for applications: 24 August 2018

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Q Step Awards & Bursaries(Home/EU)

A variety of awards, some covering both tuition fees and full maintanance costs, are available to Home/EU students who have obtained a place on a Quantitative Methods postgraduate degree programme, including funded bursaries of £4,000 for the MSc Big Data and Digital Futures.

Deadline for applications (second round): 24 August 2018

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Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

Scholarships to support refugee, humanitarian protection and asylum seeking students in the UK.

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Li Xiaoming Scholarships

A scholarship in memory of Li Xiaoming. Available to Masters level students from the People's Republic of China.

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PhD Funding

PhD Funding is possible through a number of sources at Warwick.

Please note that students wishing to be nominated for a scholarship through CIM will need to have their full PhD application submitted by December 10th 2018. Common funding sources include:

Economic and Social Research Council scholarships for social science students (Home/EU only). Deadline for applications: 19th January 2019

The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) scholarships for Arts and Humanities students (Home/EU only). Deadline: Opens 8th October 2018

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) scholarships for students applying for the Urban Science and Progress degree (Home/EU only). Deadline: see WISC site.

The Chancellor's International Scholarship (Overseas) for any international students. Deadline: 19th January 2019

A longer list of PhD funding sources is available via the Doctoral College Funding page.

International students are advised to consider local (home-country) sources of funding, such as local government scholarships.

Home (UK) students may also qualify for a Doctoral Loan.

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Postgraduate Loans

Home / EU students may be eligible to apply for a loan to support their study and living costs. Postgraduate Loans have to be paid back.

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Eligibility and Deadlines
  • Open to Home/EU applicants on the following Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Masters degree programmes:

MA in Digital Media and Culture

MSc in Urban Analytics and Visualisation

  • Candidates must apply to the university and have paid their application assessment fee. All supporting documentation for the university application, including your references, must be received no later than 29 June 2018. Apply for the Masters course here.
  • You must submit your application to the Masters programme before submitting your scholarship application as your Warwick ID number will form part of your Bursary application.
  • Candidates must apply for the CIM Home / EU Bursary no later than 29 June 2018. Apply for the bursary here
  • Successful candidates must obtain an offer from the university before taking up the award.
  • Successful candidates must accept their offer to receive the award by the 14 September 2018. A waiting list of potential candidates will be kept and bursaries forfeited if the offer is not accepted by this time.
  • Candidates may apply concurrently to other funding sources.
Awarding Criteria

In allocating the above bursaries, the selection committee will base their decisions on the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic performance
  • Outstanding case for support
  • Interesting and relevant individual attributes (e.g. background, relevant work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.)
  • Quality of the application statement, e.g. is it concise, well-articulated, engaging, etc.
  • For those applying to the MSc in Urban Informatics and Analytics, candidates working with city councils and public administration will also be considered very favourably.

The primary factor determining an application's success in the bursary is the strength of the case for support. This case for support should demonstrate why you fit the above criteria as well as reflect your motivations for choosing to do a CIM degree.

The case for support should be no more than 800 words in length and should differ from the statement of purpose submitted with your application to the university. We will aim to notify applicants of a decision within 6-8 weeks of the closing date.

Please note:

Applicants must complete two applications to be eligible for consideration - one for the Masters course (here) and one for the Bursary (here)

Applications with missing or late documentation will not be considered.

Successful applications must accept their offer by 14 September 2018 to receive the bursary.

Waiting list applicants will be notified by the end of September whether or not a place has been confirmed.