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Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme



Applications for the second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme are now closed.


The Graduate School is delighted to announce that we are launching a second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme awarding a maximum of 15 new scholarships to support eligible postgraduate students for 2017/18 entry.

Awards are set at 5,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2017-18.

How much could I receive?

The Warwick Taught Masters scholarships are valued at 5,000. The scholarship will be paid as a contribution towards your tuition fees.

Postgraduate fees for 2017/18 can be found here.

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.

Am I eligible?

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
  1. 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 2017?
  2. Are you eligible to pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate?
  3. Can you confirm that you do not already hold a Masters (or Integrated Masters) or PhD qualification?

If you can answer yes to all the questions above, please continue to the next section of eligibility criteria.
If you have answered no to any one of the above questions unfortunately you will not be eligible for this scholarship scheme. Details regarding other funding opportunities that may be available to you can be found on our Scholarships and Funding webpage.

Please note that the following courses are not eligible for this funding:

  • Diploma's/Certificates
  • Module based courses
  • Distance Learning
Part 2 - Under-represented groups in Postgraduate Taught study criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you must have answered yes to all of the three questions in Part 1 and be able to answer yes to at least one of the following questions:

  1. Are/ were you in receipt of full or partial maintenance grant support from the UK government for your undergraduate course?
  2. Are/ were you in receipt of a special support grant support from the UK government for your undergraduate course?
  3. For applicants who studied for their undergraduate course prior to 2006 - were you in receipt of a Higher Education Grant and a tuition fee grant from the UK Government whilst studying at a UK institution?
  4. Were you in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance whilst studying, or do you receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment?

If you can answer yes to at least one of the questions in Part 2, and to all of the three questions in Part 1, we would like to invite you to submit an application for the second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme 2017/18. The deadline for applications to be received is Monday 31st July 2017, 16:00hrs.

Unfortunately you will not be eligible for this scholarship scheme if you are not able to answer yes to any of the questions in part 2.

Part 3- Additional Priority Areas

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 deemed Independent by the UK government for student support purposes.
  • You are from a low participation neighbourhood as measured by Polar 3 (quintiles 1 and 2). We will use the following website to inform this priority area: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/analysis/yp/POLAR/
  • You studied your undergraduate course at the University of Warwick (alumni).

How do I apply?

To be considered for an award applications must have been submitted by the deadline of Monday 31st July 2017, 16:00hrs, with all of the required evidence. Applicants must have also applied for admission to the University by this deadline.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to be received is Monday 31st July 2017, 16:00hrs.

We seek to notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by 18th August 2017.

How will my application be assessed?

The University will award applicants points for each of the criteria that are met from Part 2 and 3 as listed above. Priority will be given to applicants with the highest combined score.

Should the University receive a large number of applications where applicants are scored the same then we will consider the additional criteria listed below to help distinguish between applicants when making final allocations:

  • 1st- Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the highest need within their application, from a statement that asks: How will study on a masters-level qualification support your future career or study aspirations? (200 words maximum)
  • 2nd- Priority will be given to applicants where a gender imbalance is identified on their course of study.

Please see the Scoring and Assessment criteria (PDF Document) for full details of how applications will be assessed.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this scheme or your eligibility please email: graduateschool@warwick.ac.uk

Funding Your Postgraduate Study

We would advise all applicants to read our pages about 'Living Costs' whilst undertaking postgraduate study and to ensure that you have adequate funds in place to support yourself whilst undertaking your course.

For further information about the new Postgraduate Loans please visit our Funding your Studies- PG Loans webpage.