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PhD fees and funding

Academic fees

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.)

Postgraduate Fees and Funding, link to the main University page

The University has issued the following statement, valid also for Autumn 2018 entry:

"If you are a current student classified as 'home' for fees purposes, or have been made an offer of a place to study at Warwick for 2016/17 on this basis, we will protect your tuition fees from any increases linked to a change in your fee status after the UK leaves the EU.

"We will also do this for EU students starting their studies with us in Autumn 2017, and also Autumn 2018. This means that those enrolling in 2016, 2017 or 2018 will continue to be charged fees at the same rate as UK students for the duration of their studies."

This decision is in line with the University’s existing policy to protect continuing students from any fee increases above the standard fee inflation rate.

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. Some of those possible sources of funding are outlined below.

Funding your PhD

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 residents of the United Kingdom (UK) or European Union (EU):

UK/EU status is subject to certain residence requirements: for other PGR scholarships please click here for more details.

Funding sources open only to international students:

Funding sources open only to USA nationals:

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 PhD bursary, 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.

Decisions on most of these awards will be made in three rounds:

  1. PhD applications that have resulted in an offer by 31 January 2019 will be considered in the first round.
  2. Later applications (to 10 May 2019) and applications carried over from the first round will be considered in the second round.
  3. The final deadline for applications for 2019 entry is 8 July 2019. Only in exceptional cases will awards be made at this stage.

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.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Account (DTA) studentships

These studentships are available to UK and EU students for 3.5 years.

These studentships cover academic fees at the Home/EU rate for EU citizens. For UK citizens who are ordinarily resident, a tax-free stipend is provided (in 2018-19 this was £14,777). EU nationals will remain eligible for research council studentships for the 2019/20 academic year on the same basis as is available at present (02 July 2018).

Application procedure: please see above

Department of Statistics PhD bursary

The Department of Statistics has two PhD bursaries available for students starting during the academic year 2018-19.

The bursary will cover Home/EU or Overseas academic fees as appropriate, plus a maintenance allowance of £14,777. The student may be expected to carry out some tutorial duties. Subject to satisfactory performance, the bursary will be renewed at the end of the first year for up to a further two years.

Funds might also be made available from this source for successful PhD applicants who have only partial support from elsewhere.

The Department reserves the right not to award this bursary.

Application procedure: please see above.

Turing PhD Studentships.

Students supported by a Turing PhD studentship must be willing to be based for at least 50% of their time at the Turing Institute headquarters in London.

Detailed information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be found on Turing Institute web site. In particular the Turing studentship application guidance [PDF]. Although Turing studentships are open to overseas students, competition for international studentships is very strong.

To be considered for a Turing PhD studentship, select the "Studentship" box in the "Finance" section of your PhD application form and then using the text boxes that appear there put Turing. You should also mention Turing prominently in your application statement of "Purpose of Study".

The Department of Statistics will refer selected candidates to the Turing for interview in late February.

Other funding sources for international students

About 25 Chancellor's International Scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding international doctoral applications to Warwick. The scholarships will cover full overseas tuition fees, academic fees plus a maintenance stipend in line with basic RCUK rates (£14,777 at 18-19 rates).

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