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Fees & funding

We are well aware that finding a source of funding is an essential part of starting a PhD. Below are a selection of funding opportunities and further resources regarding funding for your research degree for 2019-20.  

You can find current information about fees and living costs on the university's Study pages.

Please read the full details of each opportunity carefully before submitting your application.

In addition to the scholarship opportunities listed below, candidates living in England may be eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan from the UK government; you can read the full details, including eligibility criteria, on the Doctoral Loan website.

Please note that some of the awards listed below ran in previous years but have not yet been confirmed for 2019; we will update this page on an ongoing basis as scholarships and deadlines are confirmed.


Brief Description



PAIS Departmental Scholarship

Opportunities funded by the PAIS department
Full tuition fees plus maintenance grant
Apply directly to the PAIS department

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Students starting in 2019 or students currently in their first year of study 18 January 2019

Chancellor's International Scholarship

University of Warwick funded studentships
Full overseas tuition fees plus maintenance grant
Apply through Admissions/Graduate School form

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Overseas students starting in 2019 or overseas students currently in their first year of study 18 January 2019
Graduate School funding advice The Graduate School offers further advice about where to find funding sources and has a regularly-updated list of potential opportunities for both Home/EU and Overseas students. Their information is updated regularly as new scholarships become available.    
International Office funding advice The International Office offers general funding advice for overseas students, as well as a listing of some country-specific awards and competitions.    

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership 


UK Research Council funded doctoral training centre
Full tuition fees for Home/EU students
Maintenance grant for Home students only
Apply through the DTP form

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Home/EU students starting in 2019 or Home/EU students currently in their first year of study

TBC (normally January)

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarship


Funding opportunity provided by the Monash Warwick Alliance for applicants to the PhD Politics and International Studies Joint PhD with Monash University

Full tuition fees
Maintenance grant in line with RCUK norms
Separate application required

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Any new applicant to the Joint PhD with Monash University aiming for October 2019 entry

TBC (normally January)