The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students in 2023/2024. 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 students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2023/2024.
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 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 in 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 2023?
- 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 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 were assessed as an 'independent student through estrangement' by Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency Scotland at any point during your undergraduate degree.
- You are from a low participation neighbourhood as measured by 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 and you are in receipt of Carers Allowance prior to enrolling on your course, or are able to provide proof that you are a carer. If you are unsure if you are a carer, please click hereLink opens in a new window for a definition.
- You have been in receipt of one of the following Warwick scholarships throughout your undergraduate course: Warwick Scholars, Multicultural Scholars, Lloyds Scholars.
How to Apply
All applicants are advised to read the Guidance Notes for applicants.Link opens in a new window The Guidance Notes provide full details about the required evidence and further information about eligibility 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 ONE round of WTMSS applications for 2023/2024 entry.
- This will open on 3 March 2023. The deadline for applications to be received is 31 May 2023 (23:59 hours, GMT).
All required evidence must be provided by the deadline. Applicants must have also applied for admission to the University for study in 2023/2024 by the deadline.
All applicants are advised to read the Guidance Notes for Applicants.Link opens in a new window
Results of the WTMSS competition will be communicated through email by 31 July 2023.
Please do not contact the Widening Participation and Social Mobility Team 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 Masters course with the University prior to academic year 2023/2024 are not eligible for this scholarship.