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Funding your Postgraduate Study

Chancellor's Scholarships

The Department can nominate strong students from outside the UK for a Chancellor's International ScholarshipLink opens in a new window. For further details, please visit the Warwick Doctoral CollegeLink opens in a new window.

The Application deadlines for this year’s competitions are:

Course application - 23:59pm (GMT) on Monday 12th December 2022

Scholarship application - 23:59pm (GMT) on Wednesday 14th December 2022

Applications for the International Scholarships are now CLOSED.

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership


The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership. One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

Our ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend (if eligible) and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. Check your eligibility hereLink opens in a new window.

You can find out how to apply for funding here.Link opens in a new window

The Psychology Department at the University of Warwick is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in 2021 as part of the Midlands Graduate School. The deadline for applications is:

Application deadline - 11:59am (GMT) on Tuesday 24th January 2023

Please note that there are several elements to the application process and applicants should allow plenty of time to assemble all the information required. For further information on how to apply please look here.Link opens in a new window

Please note that applicants to the ESRC studentships are expected to have chosen an experienced primary supervisor, i.e. one who has seen a number of PhD candidates through to completion. Applicants are advised to take this into consideration when talking with academics and deciding on a primary supervisor, in order to avoid disappointment during the selection process.

Applications are now CLOSED.

 Departmental PhD Fellowships in Psychology

Each year the Psychology Department may award a small number of fellowships to outstanding doctoral candidates. These awards cover Home (UK) fees and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate for 3 years. In addition, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to bid for additional funding for any teaching work that they may undertake in the Department. These fellowships are available to both Home (UK) and overseas candidates applying for full-time study.

In order to be considered for a departmental PhD fellowship, you must submit a University online application form by the deadline provided (typically in January or February for an October admission).

If the fellowship advertised is linked to a specific project, you will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining why you are the best candidate for the project.

If the fellowship advertised is open to any topic suitable for supervision by the Department, you will be asked to identify and contact a potential supervisor and come up with a research proposal as part of the application.

Full details available at:

Deadline: 23:59 BST, Wednesday 26th April 2023

Applications are now CLOSED.

Funding Opportunities for International Students

Other funding opportunities for international students from outside the EU who wish to study in Britain are sometimes available (International scholarships listed hereLink opens in a new window. The scholarship portal is hereLink opens in a new window). For further details see the International OfficeLink opens in a new window and the Doctoral CollegeLink opens in a new window.

China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick. Details here.


Alternative ways to fund your studies

It is of course also possible to self-fund your studies here at Warwick. For advice on this please see the Doctoral College's funding pageLink opens in a new window, or the alternative funding information hereLink opens in a new window.

In addition, Student Finance England (SFE) now offers Doctoral Loans to those students struggling to find alternate sources of funding for their PhD, you can find out more information at the following linkLink opens in a new window. Please be aware that, if you receive a Doctoral Loan, SFE will split the payments equally over all 4 years of your course (equivalent to £6,611 a year in 2020/21). As Warwick only charges fees for the first 3 years, this may leave students with less money than they expect during this time, so applicants considering a Doctoral Loan are advised to carefully consider whether this will be enough to cover their costs before applying.

Further informationLink opens in a new window on fees, funding and facilities