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MSc and PhD Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

18th March 2021: Please be aware that the CDT is in the process of interviewing and allocating our funded places for 2021 entry. Any applications made from this point forward are very unlikely to receive funding. Applications from self-funding students are still being accepted.


UK/EU students
We have a limited number of studentships, covering tuition fees plus a stipend (maintenance grant) set at the standard UKRI PGR level, for the MSc+PhD programme.

EU students can qualify for these studentships, provided that they satisfy both of the following requirements:

(a) they will have been ordinarily resident (includes for study) in the UK for the three years immediately preceding when they would start with us;
(b) they have a relevant connection with the UK (it is in some sense already their home).

If you are seeking funding on the above basis, please apply as soon as you can because it can take time to confirm your eligibility - these are UK Government rules, not Warwick's. Offers are made throughout each academic year until the quota is reached and so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

For other EU students, EPSRC funding can only cover fees, but not maintenance allowance. There is one exception to this rule each year, due to an ESPRC rule that allows us to offer one studentship (including tuition fees and stipend) to an exceptional student of any citizenship. Decisions on the offer of funded places are made by the CDT's Admissions Tutors.

There are also opportunities for joint PhD funding as part of the Warwick-Monash Alliance.

Please also look at funding opportunities advertised by Warwick Doctoral College.

For funding of other students from outside EU, and for maintenance of non-resident EU students, our scope to offer any funding through the CDT is extremely limited and we strongly encourage you to research the following sources of funding, as well as other sources available from within your home country:

Chevening Scholarships: available to students from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study in the UK. Funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Marshall Scholarships: available to American students to undertake postgraduate study in the UK. Funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study: available to students from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake postgraduate study the UK. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ciência sem Fronteiras: available to students from Brazil (citizens and residents) to study abroad. Funded by the Brazilian government.

Many other potential sources are listed on Find a PhD.

In all cases it is advisable to apply without delay: many deadlines are surprisingly early.