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Fees & funding

Fees

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.

MPhil Funding

New applicants to the MPhil programme are eligible to apply for a Philosophy Masters scholarship as detailed in our MA study pages. This merit-based scholarship covers full tuition fees at either the Home/EU or Overseas rate for both years of the MPhil programme.

PhD Funding

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 funding through 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, you should 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. You are strongly advised to submit your main PhD application at least 6 weeks before your earliest scholarship deadline. If you plan to apply to the main Warwick competitions, you should aim to submit your PhD application before Christmas.

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.

Opportunity

Brief Description

Eligibility

Deadline

Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership - AHRC funding

AHRC-funded studentships
Full Home/EU tuition plus maintenance grant
Apply through M4C website after applying to study at Warwick

Application writing workshops

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Home/EU students starting in 2020 or Home/EU students currently in their first year of study

14 January 2020 (noon), by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study at Warwick and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

Chancellor's International Scholarship

University of Warwick funded studentships
Full Overseas tuition fees plus maintenance grant
Apply through Admissions/Doctoral College form

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Overseas students starting in 2020 or overseas students currently in their first year of study 16 January 2020 (23:59 GMT) and all supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the latest.
Wolfson Scholarship 

The University of Warwick are proud to be offering four of the prestigious Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for entry in the 2020/2021 academic year.

£28,750 per annum to cover full fees, maintenance stipend, research and training costs.

PhD Philosophy and Literature candidates only

Follow the same application process as for AHRC M4C scholarships. Candidates that are eligible will be selected and nominated for Wolfson scholarships from the M4C applications - you do not need to make a separate application or request.

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

14 January 2020 (noon), by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study at Warwick and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

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

24 April 2020 (23:59 GMT)

EU Chancellor's Scholarship

University of Warwick funded studentships
Full EU tuition fees plus maintenance grant
Apply through Admissions/Doctoral College form

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EU students starting in 2019

16 January 2020 (23:59 GMT) and all supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the latest.

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 2020 entry

16 January 2020 (23:59 GMT)

Sanctuary Research Scholarships

There are two scholarships to be awarded, each funding full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a UKRI level stipend of £15,280 (provisional for full time award holders in 2020/21, to be confirmed by February 2020).

Applicants will need to submit an application form by 5th March 2020.

These scholarships will be awarded to students of any nationality who hold one of the following statuses as granted by the UK government:

  • Asylum Seeker
  • ‘Humanitarian Protection’ as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Indefinite and Definite Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Refugee Status who have been assessed as paying overseas fees only.

5th March 2020

Doctoral College funding advice The Doctoral College offers further advice about where to find funding sources and has a regularly-updated list of potential opportunities for both Home/EU and Overseas PG Research 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.