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Postgraduate Fees and Funding

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There are two main costs for students undertaking postgraduate study - academic fees and living expenses. Fee levels will vary depending upon your programme of study, and living costs will depend upon your lifestyle and spending patterns. There are various sources of funding available for those undertaking postgraduate study.

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme

Applications are currently open for the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme. 100 scholarships of £5,000 are available to Home/ EU postgraduate students from under-represented groups starting a taught masters course at Warwick this autumn. Find out more >>

Following the recent consultation into Postgraduate funding, the government have announced that they will be offering loans to students commencing Postgraduate Masters study in the 2016/17 academic year. Applications are open now. Find out more.

Further information about scholarships and other funding opportunities can be found via the Graduate School.

In 2014, we allocated over £28million of scholarship funding to postgraduate students, helping them to access the next level of their career and academic success. This year, for our 50th Anniversary, the amount we intend to spend on studentships and bursaries is set to increase further. For instance, we will allocate over 200 fully funded PhD studentships across all our subjects, for home and international students, through our departments, doctoral training centres, and central university funds.

The Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship has helped me to focus exclusively on my studies. The Scholarship represents a unique opportunity, giving students the financial freedom to dedicate their time to what interests and inspires them.

Frances Riley, MA Global Media and Communication


Academic Fees

Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration, and contribute to the cost of some student amenities. Postgraduate fees for 2016/17 are published by the Student Finance Office:

Funding and Scholarships

A number of funding opportunities are available for research students. Most scholarship competitions take place between November and May for courses starting the following year.

Living Costs

As well as tuition fees, students should budget for accommodation, food, books and other general expenditure such as clothes or leisure.

International students must be able to prove they have the necessary funds to cover these expenses. For more information on all costs see living expenses.


Those with children who are undertaking postgraduate studies should know that help and financial support are available, both from the Government and the University.

For more information, see Childcare Provision.

Graduate School

For the most up-to-date information on Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships, visit the Graduate School webpages


Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 5533
Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 4170
Email:graduateschool at warwick dot ac dot uk

For information about funding your PGCE, contact the Student Funding Office

See also

Tuition fees
Estimated living costs

Student Finance Office

International Students

The Office for Global Engagement also offers advice and information for international students.

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