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Scholarships and Funding


Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Although the Department provides a scholarship for the PhD programme, a number of alternative scholarships and funding sources are available and we strongly encourage you to apply for available opportunities. The main sources of funding are listed below:

These studentships include payment of fees and a maintenance award for eligible students. All successful applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend at the current UKRI rate, and payment of tuition fees at the UK home fee rate. If you are an overseas students and your application is successful, the department will pay the outstanding part of your academic fee. Eligibility criteria are available here.

ESRC awards can be made for 3 years, 3.5 years or 4 years. We advise our students to apply for a +3.5 award (3.5 years). Further details on the application process are available here. Please note students on MRes/PhD Economics are not required to submit a PhD admissions application, as you have already been admitted by the University.

Learn more about the ESRC DTP here. Applications for studentships for the Economics pathway at Warwick close during January.

Chancellors International ScholarshipsLink opens in a new window

The University of Warwick is committed to being able to ensure as many academically outstanding students as possible from around the world are able to study here. Each year there are up to 42 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding PhD applicants assessed as Overseas Fees. Find out more about the Chancellors International Awards here. Applications close during January each year.

Alan Turing Institute (ATI)Link opens in a new window

The ATI offers an enrichment scheme for students currently enrolled on a PhD programme in a UK university. Enrichment places last for 6 or 9 months and students continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations at ATI. As well as opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers, the scheme offers a stipend top up (to bring your existing stipend up to the current ATI level) and a travel allowance.

China Scholarship Council (CSC)/University of Warwick ScholarshipsLink opens in a new window

Around 25 scholarships will be available annually to students who meet the CSC criteria, and they apply to any PhD discipline. The scholarship includes full payment of academic fees, a 4 year maintenance stipend and return international flights between the UK and China. Applications normally close early February.

Further scholarship opportunities are listed on the Doctoral College web pagesLink opens in a new window. Please check these regularly to ensure you do not miss any opportunities.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Bank of Italy - each year the Bank of Italy offers a number of scholarships for students wishing to undertake further study in specific economic-related fields. Find out more about them here. Students of any origin can apply, but they need to have obtained a Laurea from an Italian institution.

UniCredit & Universities - Numerous scholarships are granted by UniCredit & Universities in economics, banking and/or finance, to students wishing to pursue a Master's degree or PhD abroad. Learn more about these opportunities on their Scholarships webpage. Requirements depend on the scholarship.For the Marco Fanno, students of any origin can apply, but they need to have obtained a Laurea from an Italian institution.

Einaudi Foundation scholarships - The Einaudi Foundation will assign 10 scholarships for young post-graduates and PhDs for each academic year. Find out more and how to apply here. Open also to non-Italian students. The call for applications is usually around April.

Departmental Research Funding

Funding for Conferences and Research Expenses

The Department of Economics will fund some research expenses of MRes/PhD students, including: the costs of journal submission; costs of attending conferences and workshops if presenting your work, a contribution to fieldwork and data purchase expenses. Funding for research expenses will always be subject to budget being available. For further details of the funds available and the application process, please take a look at the Research Funding page.

Applications must have the support of your supervisor and will be considered by the Director of MRes/PhD. Please contact the Programme Officer (PGR), if you need any further information or assistance with an application. You must obtain agreement prior to any bookings or expenditure as retrospective claims will not be considered. All expenditures MUST comply with the University Financial Regulations and ProceduresLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.