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Postgraduate funding

Students wishing to pursue a postgraduate course in Renaissance Studies at Warwick are able to explore various avenues for funding, depending on the course they are choosing and other criteria. Applicants are encouraged to investigate the opportunities below, check the deadlines carefully, and communicate early on with the Director of Graduate Studies Dr Marco Nievergelt (M.Nievergelt@warwick.ac.uk) about their intentions, so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared.

The Chancellor's Scholarships are Warwick's own scheme for funding PhD research and are open to International students only. Students in their first year of PhD study at Warwick may also apply. In both cases, a strong support statement must be made, so preparations should begin early. The scholarships competition for 2018 entry will open on 1st August 2017. The Application deadline is 23:59pm (GMT) on Friday 19th January 2018. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by Friday 2nd February 2018 at the latest.

The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) offers a number of fully funded scholarships to the most outstanding Home/EU PhD applicants in the Arts. The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) at the University of Warwick expects to offer up to 13 fully-funded 3.5 year PhD scholarships for Home/EU students, commencing in the academic year 2018-19. The Application deadline is 23:59pm (GMT) on Friday 19th January 2018. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by Friday 2nd February 2018 at the latest.

In the past, the University has offered Wolfson Foundation Scholarships in the Humanities; 3 such scholarships are expected to be available for 2018-19 entry. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.


MA applicants are generally self-funded, given the lack of schemes in place to support MA study. However, for 2017-18 entry the university offered the Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarships (WTMSS) to support widening access for postgraduate study. 100 scholarships of £5000 each were made available for Home/EU students eligible under the criteria set out on the webpages. Details of the assessment criteria and further information can be found here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/wtmss/ It is not yet known whether the scheme will run again for the 2018 intake, but updates will be posted on this page as and when they are announced.


There is also a student loan system for postgraduate master's degrees, which are government-backed loans, worth up to £10,000. Loans will be offered in any master's subject, but only to students under the age of 60, and will be repaid concurrently with any undergraduate loans. More details at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/funding/fundingyourstudies/pgceandpg/pgloans

University of Warwick Fees

General Warwick Graduate School Funding Information

Other sources of funding for International Students only

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Massaccio: Tribute Money, c. 1424-28 Fresco. Brancacci Chapel, Florence