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PhD fees and funding

The main source of information on fees payable for postgraduate study is on the following page from the Postgraduate Study section of the University site. (Note that Statistics is a "Band 1" discipline for PhD fees.)

Funding your PhD

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. More details are given further down the page.

Funding sources open to all applicants:

Funding sources open only to international students (these have yearly deadlines in December/January/February)

Funding sources open only to China nationals

Funding sources open only to USA nationals:

For other postgraduate scholarships please click here for more details.

Application procedure for funds allocated by the Department of Statistics: if you wish to be considered for an EPSRC DTA studentship or for the Department of Statistics CDT studentships, please indicate which one(s) by checking the "Studentship" box in the "Finance" section of your PhD application form and then using the text boxes that appear there.

Studentships allocated by the Department of Statistics are allocated 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.

For more information on these studentships see below; please address any questions to the Postgraduate Support Officer, stats dot pg dot support at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Department of Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training PhD studentships

The Department of Statistics has 12-16 PhD studentships available for students starting during the academic year 2024-25 some of which are likely to be for home students only. 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/EU or Overseas academic fees as appropriate, plus a maintenance allowance of (£18,750 at 2024-25 rates). The student may be expected to carry out some tutorial duties. Funding is available, subject to satisfactory performance, for the 4 years of the CDT programme.

Application procedure: please see above.

The Department will start to take funding decisions around the end of November. For this reason we very much encourage you to apply in the Autumn for a start the following October. Whilst we accept applications up to June, funding is often exhausted much earlier in the admissions cycle.

Other funding sources for international students

About 25 Chancellor's International Scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding international doctoral applications to Warwick across the University, with a slightly smaller number of awards from the China Scholarship Council. The scholarships will cover full overseas tuition fees, academic fees plus a maintenance stipend in line with basic RCUK rates (£18,750 at 2024-25 rates). Please read the guidelines on applying for the Chancellor's Scholarships before completing your application. The Department is only allowed to nominate a limited number of candidates to each of these scholarship competitions. To be considered for nomination you are strongly advised to apply by 16th November and certainly by 30th November. This is so that we can provide support to help you with your application.

Many international graduate students come to Warwick with sponsorship from their own countries, either with government scholarships or funding through their employers. The University has a number of scholarships for students from specific countries, and also has access to international schemes such as the Fulbright Scholarships for graduate students from the USA. See the Warwick Graduate School for more information. The number of grants made under these schemes is very limited. In practice most non-EU students studying in the UK need to make financial arrangements from their own countries.


stats dot pg dot support at warwick dot ac dot uk