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Fees & Funding

For a PhD in Statistics there are several "regular" competitive sources of funding for students, many of which pay for academic fees plus a contribution to the living expenses of successful applicants. Here we list the main sources of funding. Please also refer to the Doctoral College website for further opportunities.

Funding for All Applicants

Department of Statistics CDT Studentships & EPSRC Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Studentships

The Department of Statistics has 12-16 PhD studentships available for students starting during the academic year 2024/25, some of which are reserved for Home (UK) students. Nonetheless, the majority are open to students of all nationalities.

The studentships for entry into the Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics and Statistics will cover Home (UK) or Overseas academic fees as appropriate, plus a maintenance allowance of (£19,237 for 24/25).

Funded students will also receive a generous Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) worth £5,000 for the duration of the PhD. You can find more information on this here: Conferences ( 

Students may be expected to carry out some tutorial duties. Funding is available, subject to satisfactory performance, for the full 4 years of the CDT programme. The Department will start to take funding decisions around the end of November. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to apply in the Autumn for a start the following year. Whilst we accept applications up to June, funding is often exhausted much earlier in the admissions cycle.

Additional funding sources:

The Monash - Warwick Alliance Joint PhD ScholarshipLink opens in a new window

Funding for International Applicants

Yearly deadlines often in December/January/February

Chancellor's International Scholarships

All International students should consider applying for these scholarships unless they already have a guaranteed source of funding. Approximately 25 Chancellor's International Scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding international doctoral applicants to Warwick across the University.

The scholarships will cover full overseas tuition fees, academic fees plus a maintenance stipend in line with basic RCUK rates.

Please read the guidelines on applying for the Chancellor's Scholarships before completing your application. The Department can only nominate a limited number of candidates. To be considered for nomination you are strongly advised to apply by 16th November 2023, and certainly before 30th November 2023. This is so that we can provide support to help you with your application.

Funding sources open only to China nationals:

Funding sources open only to USA nationals:

Additional funding sources:

Doctoral Access Scholarships - SancturyLink opens in a new window

How to Apply for a Scholarship

If you wish to be considered for a Department of Statistics CDT Studentship or EPSRC DTA Studentship, please indicate which one(s) by checking the "Studentship" box in the "Finance" section of your PhD application form and using the text boxes that appear there.

Studentships allocated by the Department of Statistics are awarded on a case-by-case basis, with no formal deadlines for application.

You are advised to allow a minimum of four weeks from completing your application, including all references, to receiving an offer.

All other scholarship opportunities have their own application procedures. Please refer to the specific pages on the Doctoral College Website.


This webpageLink opens in a new window contains information on:

  • University Fees (for un-funded students)
  • Stipend rates (for University funded students)

Self-funded students are welcome to apply.


If you have an additional question that is not answered above, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered here, please contact the Statistics Postgraduate Support Team.