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PhD fees and scholarships

Funding is available for excellent students and we are proud to offer our research students an extraordinary level of support.

PhD fees 2018-2019 

Full-time programme

UK and EU -  £4,300*

Overseas -  £16,350

More information about fees

When do I apply for funding?

You will only be considered for any of these funding opportunities after you have been accepted onto the PhD programme.

Although we offer PhD scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the year, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We consider applicants for scholarships based on the strength of your application and a scholarship interview.

We strongly encourage students currently enrolled on a relevant Masters programme to apply for PhD funding. The same criteria apply for awards, along with a conditional offer subject to meeting the key entry requirements.


Business School scholarships

The Business School scholarships for 2018/19 will be advertised early in the New Year.

You must indicate on your PhD application form if you want to be considered for a scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application form to complete.

Only candidates with an excellent academic background (especially in the dissertation) and a strong research proposal will be considered. If you are short-listed, we will interview you (in person or by Skype) to assess your suitability as a PhD student.

International scholarships

The University offers a wide range of international scholarships which are specific to countries or regions.

FInd out more about research scholarships available.

 * The HEU fee is estimated. The final amount will be determined by Research Councils UK and is expected to be     announced in Spring 2018.

Midlands Graduate School ESRC PhD funding

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham. 

Our ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend (if eligible) and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. 

The studentships are open to all UK and EU students, who meet the academic and residency eligibility criteria. The deadline for applications 18 January 2018.

Find out more about the funding and how to apply.






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