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Funding Information for Postgraduate Students

The information below is aimed at students considering postgraduate study at the University of Warwick. For further information, students should contact the relevant departments listed. PGCE and MA Social Work students should note that specific funding arrangements exist for these courses. Students should visit the Funding Your Studies main page for links to further information. Other helpful advice can be found on the Steps to Postgraduate Study website. If you would like some advice on budgeting as a Postgraduate student then have a look at our Managing Your Money as a Postgraduate Student video.

Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries

A variety of awards are available to students undertaking postgraduate study, which may contribute to tuition fees, living costs or both. Initial information about the schemes offered by the University can be obtained from the Graduate School, or your proposed department of study. You may also find some helpful information about national competitions on the Prospects website, along with other useful information for postgraduates.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2967. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. The University needs to check, sign and stamp an application form for a Professional and Career Development loan before submission to a bank. Completed forms should be sent to Head of Student Finance, Senate House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL or handed in to the Student Reception in Senate House.

Please note: The final date for students to submit an application for a Professional and Career Development Loan, including top-ups to any existing loans, will be Friday 25 January 2019.

Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

For 2017-18, the government will offer a loan of up to £10,280 to students undertaking an eligible masters course. See our Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses page for further details.

International Students

International students who are considering undertaking Postgraduate study at the University should first approach the International Office for information and support. The International Office also offers a number of scholarships to International students, details of which can be found on the International Office website. You should note that it is unlikely that you would be eligible for Professional and Career Development Loans from UK banks, but similar schemes may be available from organisations in your home country.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Home (UK) Postgraduate students who have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances to assist with any additional costs incurred. The amount awarded depends on the level of help you require, not your household income. Postgraduate students can apply for support if you are studying a full-time course which lasts at least one year, or a part-time programme which takes no more than twice as long to complete as the full-time equivalent course. Postgraduate students are ineligible for support if they are in receipt of Research Council funding or any other funding which includes equivalent support. For further information about Disabled Students Allowances and to query your eligibility, you should contact the Disability Services team on disability at warwick dot ac dot uk or telephone 024 7615 0641.

MBA Students

Choosing to complete an MBA either full or part-time requires significant investment both in terms of cost and time. To support this investment, various funding sources are available. Please see the ‘Fees &Funding’ page for the MBA programme you are interested for further details.