Applications for the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme are now open.
For 2018/19 entry the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme will be awarding a maximum of 100 scholarships to support eligible postgraduate students.
Awards are set at £5,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2018/19.
How much could I receive?
The Warwick Taught Masters scholarships are valued at £5,000. The scholarship will be paid as a contribution towards your tuition fees.
Postgraduate fees for 2018/19 can be found here.
Note: If you are in receipt of a full fee waiver, including in receipt of an NHS Bursary or Social Work Bursary, you will not be eligible for the award.
Am I eligible?
In order to be eligible to apply you need to be able to answer yes to all three questions in Part 1 and at least one question from Part 2.
Applications will not be considered for those who do not meet this eligibility criteria.
Part 1 - General eligibility criteria
- Are you applying for a full-time Masters course, or a part-time Masters course that will be studied over a maximum of 2 years, starting in October 2018?
- Are you eligible to pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate?
- Can you confirm that you do not already hold a Masters (or Integrated Masters) or PhD qualification?
If you can answer yes to all the questions above, please continue to the next section of eligibility criteria.
If you have answered no to any one of the above questions unfortunately you will not be eligible for this scholarship scheme. Details regarding other funding opportunities that may be available to you can be found on our Scholarships and Funding webpage.
Please note that the following courses are not eligible for this funding:
- Module based courses
- Distance Learning
Part 2 - Under-represented groups in Postgraduate Taught study criteria
In order to be eligible to apply you must have answered yes to all of the three questions in Part 1 and be able to answer yes to at least one of the following questions:
- Are/ were you in receipt of full or partial maintenance grant* support from the UK government for your undergraduate course?
- Are/ were you in receipt of a special support grant support from the UK government for your undergraduate course?
- For applicants who studied for their undergraduate course prior to 2006 - were you in receipt of a Higher Education Grant and a tuition fee grant from the UK Government whilst studying at a UK institution?
- Were you in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance whilst studying, or do you receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment?
If you can answer yes to at least one of the questions in Part 2, and to all of the three questions in Part 1, we would like to invite you to submit an application for Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme 2018/19. The deadline for applications to be received is Thursday 29th March 2018, 16:00hrs.
Unfortunately you will not be eligible for this scholarship scheme if you are not able to answer yes to any of the questions in part 2.
Part 3- Additional Priority Areas
The University of Warwick is seeking to encourage applications to postgraduate study from students least represented in the University community. We will be awarding additional points to those whose application and supporting documentation can demonstrate any of the following:
- You were aged 21+ on the first day of your undergraduate course.
- You entered University at undergraduate level from a Care background or as a Foyer resident.
- You are deemed Independent by the UK government for student support purposes.
- You are from a low participation neighbourhood as measured by Polar 3 (quintiles 1 and 2). We will use the following website to inform this priority area: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/analysis/yp/POLAR/
- You studied your undergraduate course at the University of Warwick (alumni).
How do I apply?
What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for applications to be received is Thursday 29th March, 16:00hrs. All required evidence must be provided by this date. Applicants must have also applied for admission to the University by this deadline.
We seek to notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by 27th April 2018.
How will my application be assessed?
The University will award applicants points for each of the criteria that are met from Part 2 and 3 as listed above. Priority will be given to applicants with the highest combined score.
Should the University receive a large number of applications where applicants are scored the same then we will consider the additional criteria listed below to help distinguish between applicants when making final allocations:
- 1st- Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the highest need within their application, from a statement that asks: How will study on a masters-level qualification support your future career or study aspirations? (200 words maximum)
- 2nd- Priority will be given to applicants where a gender imbalance is identified on their course of study.
Please see the Scoring and Assessment criteria for full details of how applications will be assessed.
If you have any questions about this scheme or your eligibility please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Your Postgraduate Study
We would advise all applicants to read our pages about 'Living Costs' whilst undertaking postgraduate study and to ensure that you have adequate funds in place to support yourself whilst undertaking your course.