Erasmus Scholarship

The Erasmus Scholarship is open to international students who have been offered a place on the Institute’s MPhil/PhD programme. It covers international fees and provides an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not available to distance learning students.

To be eligible to apply students had to have been offered a place on the PhD programme and be categorised as an international student.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

To apply please download the form below.

Deadline to apply: midnight 3 May 2022.  

Download the Erasmus application form DOCX 111.96 KB

JB Trapp Scholarship 

...the JB Trapp Scholarship abled me to fully embark myself on scholarly research without the need of worrying for any material issue, which I cannot find other than remarkable in the current uncertain times."  Guillermo Willis, PhD student

This scholarship is now open.

The JB Trapp Scholarship is open to international students who have been offered a place on the Institute’s MPhil/PhD programme. This scholarship is not available to distance learning students.

You can apply for one of two awards:

  1. £30,000 award to be paid in three instalments across the three years of your MPhil/PhD programme, to be used towards the costs of fees or maintenance. This is open to all international students who hold an offer to study on the MPhil/PhD programme starting in September 2022. The scholarship is awarded on academic merit.
  2. £30,000 award to be paid in three instalments across the three years of your MPhil/PhD programme to be used towards the costs of fees. This is open to international students who hold an offer to study on the MPhil/PhD programme starting in September 20222, and who have been awarded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) funding. It is intended to bridge the gap between the fees international students are required to pay and the funding that LAHP provides for fee payments. The scholarship is awarded on academic merit.

Please download the corresponding application form below depending on which award you are applying for and send to warburg@sas.ac.uk. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Deadline to apply: midnight 3 May 2022.  

Download the JB Trapp application form DOCX 110.99 KB
Download the JB Trapp application form for students who have received LAHP funding DOCX 111.24 KB

Warburg Institute Scholarships

Rubinstein Scholarship

This scholarship is now CLOSED.

The Rubinstein Scholarship is open to home students who have been offered a place on the Institute’s MPhil/PhD Programme. It covers home fees and provides an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not available to distance learning students.  

To be eligible to apply students had to have been offered a place on the PhD programme and be categorised as an home student.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

To apply please download the form below.

Extended Deadline: Midnight of 15 March 2022

Download the Rubenstein Application Form DOCX 111.68 KB

External Scholarships

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) award

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 90 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines.

A small number of full and partial scholarships for home and international students will be available through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which open in November and have a deadline of 28 January 2022. Please note that anyone intending to apply for LAHP funding through the Warburg Institute will need to have applied and secured admission to the Warburg PhD programme first (see here for more details about the application process).   

Prospective students who wish to apply for LAHP funding are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible, and no later than 8 December 2021, with the Warburg’s PhD programme director, Dr Sara Miglietti (sara.miglietti@sas.ac.uk) to discuss the suitability of their proposal. Any applications received after this date are unlikely to be considered. This is so you can work closely with prospective supervisors and other staff on preparing your LAHP application materials in order to maximise your chances of getting funded. 

Please provide the following materials when contacting Dr Sara Miglietti:  

  • Title and brief prospectus of proposed research (max 1000 words) 
  • CV  
  • (optional) names of prospective supervisors 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities. 

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

Marshall Scholarships

For U.S. citizens only, Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the UK. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at UK institutions in any field of study.

Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes.

Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship

The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing the thesis. The scholarship is available to postgraduate students of UK universities that have the Editex scholarship listed in their scholarship pages. Applications will open on 1 July and close on 30 November each year.

 

Loans

UK PhD Government Loans 

From September 2018, the UK government will offer loans of up to £25,000 to support students wishing to undertake a PhD who are not in receipt of UK Research Council funding.

These loans will be available to English-resident students and support all types of doctorate degree at universities within the UK. Although you are not eligible for this loan if you already receive UK Research Council funding, you can combine this loan with other funding sources.

Federal Direct Loans for US Students

Federal Stafford loans are operated by the US Government to assist US citizens with the costs of studying.

 

Hardship Funds

Warburg Hardship Grant

The Institute has a small hardship grant that both MA and PhD students can apply to. The maximum amount of funding available per student is likely to be a few hundred pounds.

The Warburg Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The grant is intended to alleviate financial hardship.

Find out more

School of Advanced Study Hardship Grant

The SAS Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The Fund is intended to alleviate financial hardship. You can apply for help from the Fund at any time during the academic year. 

Warburg Institute Travel Fund for existing Warburg MPhil/PhD Students


The Institute has a small Student Travel Fund which provides grants for research visits and when giving a paper at a conference for both full-time and part-time Warburg MPhil/PhD students.

Find out more.