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MSc and PhD Scholarships and Funding Opportunities


uk_flag.jpg For UK students we have a limited number of EPSRC/MRC studentships covering tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant of around £14,553 pa (2017/18 level, 2018/19 rate to be confirmed Spring 2018), for the MSc+PhD programme starting in September 2018.

EU students can also qualify for funding as per UK above, provided you satisfy both of the following:
(a) you will have been ordinarily resident (includes for study) in the UK for the three years immediately preceding when you would start with us;
(b) you have a relevant connection with the UK (it is in some sense already your 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 our own.

eu_flag.jpg For other EU students the main EPSRC/MRC funding can only cover fees, not maintenance allowance, one studentship per year can cover maintenance too, for an exceptional candidate - see details below.

If you will be funding the MSc only without wishing to progress to PhD there are different methods of funding your studies such as career development loans - please see here for further details.

unflagcrop.jpg 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. An EPSRC /MRC rule allows us to offer one studentship per year to an exceptional student of any citizenship, including maintenance grant and tuition fees. For exceptional candidates with predominantly mathematical bent, there may be a possibility for the Mathematics department to pay the difference between overseas and EU fees in the PhD years.

There are also opportunities for joint PhD funding as part of the Warwick-Monash Alliance- for more information please visit

Please also look at funding opportunities advertised by Warwick Graduate School: click here for this funding advice. Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship.


Other sources of funding for international students:

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).

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study Available to students from developed Commonwealth countries.

Ciência sem Fronteiras. Available to students from Brazil (citizens and residents) to study abroad. Funded by the Brazilian government. For support if choosing the UK, visit Science without Borders UK.

King Abdullah Scholarship Program. Available to students from Saudi Arabia to study in any of ten countries, including the UK. Funded by the Saudi government.

Many other potential sources are listed on Find a PhD.

There may be other sources of funding available to you from within your home country. In all cases it is advisable to apply without delay: many deadlines are surprisingly early.

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