Fees and Funding

A schedule of fees for course and various opportunities available for funding while you study at the Warburg Institute.
Student fees 2017-18


The Warburg Institute









Degree Programme






MA in Cultural and Intellectual History






MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture (with NG)






Masters Writing Up Fee


















PhD Writing Up Fee






MPhil/PhD Continuing Students













Pleass note it is only possible to study full-time on the MA programme


Occasional students' fees: £370.00 per term; £1,050 per annum

Living Expenses: In addition to the fees MA students are recommended to allow approximately £12,000 per annum and MPhil/PhD students approximately £16,000 for living expenses in London.



Students accepted at the Warburg Institute for MA and MPhil/PhD degree study may apply for bursaries offered by the Institute. Students accepted for MPhil/PhD study at the Institute may apply for studentships via the London Arts and Humanities Partnership.


London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Studentships

The primary criterion will be academic excellence. Home and EU MPhil/PhD applicants only may apply. 


Warburg Institute Bursaries

Application deadline for academic year 2016/17: 3 June 2017

Applications are accepted from Masters and PhD applicants who have been offered a place to study at the Institute from October 2016. The main purpose of the bursaries is to offset some or all of the cost of student fees but a contribution towards maintenance costs will also be considered. There is no fixed award and applications are considered by the Bursaries Committee of the Institute on the basis of individual student financial need. The bursaries are funded by the generosity of the American Friends of the Warburg Institute, the Saxl Fund and the Warburg Charitable Trust.  In 2016 a total sum of more than £20,000 will be administered by the Institute Bursaries Committee.

How to Apply for a Warburg Institute Bursary for 2017-18

In order to apply for a bursary you need first to have applied for and been offered a place on our either our MA or MPhil/PhD programmes. You must therefore ensure that your full application, including references and transcripts, is submitted to the School of Advanced Study Registry at least three weeks before the bursary deadline date of 3 June 2016 in order that your application can be given consideration and, where appropriate, an interview arranged.

Applications for a bursary please click here for an application form to Catherine Charlton, Institute Manager, warburg@sas.ac.uk.

Please note: Existing Warburg Students are also eligible to apply for the Warburg Institute’s bursaries (see details above).


School of Advanced Study Scholarships

Details about and criteria for the Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarship and the Coffin Fund for Promising Student Scholarship are available on the SAS website - please click here for full details and application forms. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2016 for students starting a course in October 2017.


Warburg Institute Travel Fund for existing Warburg MPhil/PhD Students

The Institute also has a Student Travel Fund which provides grants for research visits by full-time Warburg MPhil/PhD students in their second and third years and part-time MPhil/PhD students in their third, fourth and fifth years. The closing dates for receipt of application forms and references are 15 October, 15 February and 15 June each year. Applicants must submit reference forms and a completed copy of their application form to their supervisors by 8 October, 8 February or 8 June as appropriate. Please email warburg(at)sas.ac.uk for an application form and guidelines.

All UK students registered at the Institute may apply for Government Career Development Loans and grants from the School’s Hardship Fund (allocated to the School of Advanced Study from UK Government funds).


Other Funding Opportunities: Further information on funding opportunities from the School of Advanced Study