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Graduate Award Scheme

Please note that this Award Scheme is now closed.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020

In uncertain times, your plans for 2020 may have changed.

We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other.

We are therefore introducing the prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme 2020.

We will offer up to 200 awards from between 30% and 50% fee reduction for a range of Postgraduate courses starting in 2020.

Availability of Award Scheme

We are offering 200 Awards for Warwick graduates starting their postgraduate course in 2020.

You could receive 50% off course fees for courses within Warwick Business School (WBS) or the Department of Economics, and 30% off course fees for other masters level courses.

All masters courses are eligible for the scheme apart from the following:

  • Courses with access to NHS Bursaries
  • Courses with access to DfE bursaries
  • PGCE courses
  • MBChB courses within the Medical School
  • MBA and variants
  • Other scholarships and eligibility (see below)

Please see individual course pages for confirmation of your course being eligible for this scheme.


The scheme is open to Warwick graduates who meet these criteria:

  • Have Home/EU or Overseas fee status.
  • You must be self-funding and have no other source of financial support from outside of the University of Warwick other than a student loan. You will not be eligible if you are a student sponsored by or holding a scholarship from an external organisation.
  • Hold a First or 2.1 at undergraduate level.
  • Have applied to study and accepted an offer by 31 July 2020 to start one of these types of course in Autumn 2020:
    • Full-time Postgraduate Taught (PGT)
    • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
    • Full-time Masters by research courses (one year courses only)

The scheme is not available if you carry over or defer your entry to another year.

Self-funded (self-paying) definition

You are considered to be a self-funded or self-paying student if you are financing your studies with your own savings or if you are receiving financial assistance from family or friends. If you take out a student loan to cover the cost of your studies you are also considered to be self-funded.

You are not self-funded if your fees are being paid by your employer or a third party (other than family and friends) or if you are in receipt of a study grant or scholarship external to the University

Applications and deadlines

There is no formal application process for this scheme. You must fit the criteria detailed above. In order to be considered for the scheme, you must apply for a full-time postgraduate course and accept your offer by 31 July 2020.

Other Scholarships

If you are offered another Scholarship, the Scholarship of the highest value will be awarded to you. The only exception to this is the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme which is for UK domiciled students only and supports access to masters level study for up to 50 students per year who are from demographic groups which are under-represented in postgraduate education.

If you are unsuccessful for the Graduate Award Scheme, you may be eligible for the 10% Alumni Discount Scheme available to Warwick graduates.

Our academic departments also offer a range of Scholarship opportunities to support students from a range of backgrounds. Please see individual course pages for details of these schemes.


As this is a selective scheme, you do not need to apply and you will be automatically considered, as long as you meet the criteria above. You will be notified if you have been successful prior to enrolment.

The award (dependent on your chosen course) will be applied against the tuition fee on your student account.