The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students in 2020/2021. The Scheme has £500,000 to allocate and we expect to make a minimum of 50 awards. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status and UK domicile EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2020/2021.
How much could I receive?
The Warwick Taught Masters scholarships are valued at up to £10,000. The scholarship will be paid as a contribution towards your tuition fees.
Where a tuition fee is lower than £10,000, you will be awarded up to the amount to cover your tuition fee for 2020/2021 only. Awards are not transferable to stipends.
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.
Essential Eligibility Criteria
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 2020?
- Are you eligible to pay tuition fees at the Home fee rate?
- Can you confirm that you do not already hold a Masters (or Integrated Masters) or PhD qualification?
Part 2 - Under-represented groups in Postgraduate Taught study criteria
- If you started your undergraduate course prior to August 2016: You were/are in receipt of a full or partial Maintenance Grant* from the UK Government as an undergraduate?
- If you started your undergraduate course after August 2016: you were eligible for a means tested maintenance loan from the UK Student Loans Company and your residual household income was assessed as £40,000 or less?
- Are/ were you in receipt of a special support grant support from the UK government for your undergraduate course?
- Were you in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance whilst studying, or do you receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment?
Additional Eligibility Criteria
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 from a low participation neighbourhood as measured by Polar 3 (quintiles 1 and 2) and/or Polar 4 (quintile 1) and/or you come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criteria.
- You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member who is in receipt of Carers Allowance prior to enrolling on your course, or be able to provide proof that you are a carer. To be considered to be a carer please click here for a definition.
- You have been in receipt of one of the following Warwick scholarships throughout your undergraduate course: Warwick Scholars Programme, Multicultural Scholars Programme, Lloyds Scholars Programme.
How to Apply
All applicants are advised to read the Guidance Notes for Applicants. The Guidance Notes provide full details about the required evidence and further information about eligibilty for the scheme.
All required evidence must be provided by the application deadline. Applicants must have also applied for admission to the University by this deadline.
There will be two rounds of WTMSS applications for 2020/2021 entry, the main portion of funding will be allocated during the first round.
- The first round will open on 1st March 2020. The deadline for applications to be received is 1 April 2020 (16:00hrs).
- The second round will open for applications on 1 May 2020 and will close on 1 July 2020 (16:00hrs).
All required evidence must be provided by the deadline. Applicants must have also applied for admission to the University for study in 2020/2021 by the deadline.
All applicants are advised to read the Guidance Notes for Applicants .
Results of first round applications for WTMSS will be communicated through email by the end of April 2020.
Please do not contact the Doctoral College before this date to enquire about results.
Please note: The University's financial support arrangements are specific to a student's academic year of entry. Continuing, transferring or repeating students who started a course of study with the University prior to academic year 2020/2021 are not eligible for this scholarship .In addition, WTMSS scholarships cannot be deferred, awarded scholarships must begin in October 2020.