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Fees & funding


Tuition fees are updated on an annual basis; the latest fee information can be found on the university Study pages. This page is particularly useful because it also includes information about how to calculate living costs, which will help you create a budget for your time as a research student.


Funding is one of the biggest challenges when considering postgraduate study, which is why Warwick is working to increase the number of part- and fully-funded scholarships every year.

The philosophy department has a good track record of securing CADRE and Chancellor's International scholarships, Warwick's main scholarship competitions, for the best of our applicants. To give yourself the best chance at being nominated for a scholarship, your application should demonstrate that you have:

  • A record of outstanding academic achievement
  • Strong engagement within your chosen subject
  • A clear project that fits well with the research interests of members of the department
  • Experience in relevant extra-curricular activities
  • Very strong references, which also provide a strong indication that you will make a wider contribution to the department and the academic community

In order to maximise your chances of securing funding, we recommend that you make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your application as early as possible, and before you apply. The How to apply pages have more details about how to go about this.

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.


Brief Description



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
Wolfson Scholarship 

Scholarships at the level of £28,750 per annum for a maximum of three years
A maintenance payment of £24,400 will be made per annum to the award holder
PhD Philosophy and Literature candidates only
Apply through Admissions/Graduate School form

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


Athena PhD Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship with enhanced research support bursary
The Athena Scholarship is one way Warwick Philosophy is seeking to redress the gender imbalance in postgraduate study and academic careers

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UK and EU candidates who identify as female

Research may be in any area of philosophy covered in our department

26 April 2019
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 2018 entry

6 March 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.