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 - 2018

The Warburg Institute Fees - Academic Year 2017 - 2018



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. 


The Fritz Saxl Doctoral Studentship

The Warburg Institute invites enquiries and applications for the award of the Fritz Saxl Doctoral Studentship for the period from October 2017 to September 2020.  


Warburg Institute Bursaries

Application deadline for academic year 2017 - Friday 16th June 2017

Applications are accepted from Masters and PhD applicants who have been offered a place to study at the Institute from October 2017. 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.

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 on Friday 16th June 2017,  in order that your application can be given consideration and, where appropriate, an interview arranged.

To apply for a bursary please fill out an application form and send it to Catherine Charlton, Associate Director (Administration) at 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. 


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).


Scuola Normale Superiore exchange programme

The Scuola Normale Superiore exchange is available for a period of three months to Warburg Institute students who have completed two years of their PhD studies.  The exchange is intended for research in disciplines which are common to the Institute and the Scuola Normale. Exchange students have access to seminars and facilities and are able to participate in the cultural activities of the Scuola. If you wish to submit an application for the exchange please submit a brief note outlining why you wish to apply for the exchange and what work you wish to pursue whilst there together with a letter of support from your supervisor. Applications should be sent to catherine.charlton@sas.ac.uk These will be considered by the Warburg teaching staff and if accepted will be forwarded to the Scuola for consideration.  Any application submitted now will be for an exchange period in the next academic year.

The Scoula will provide help with finding suitable accommodation but there is no financial support for accommodation or for subsistence and these costs, and travel costs, must be met by the student.  Accommodation may be available in the Scuola Normale student residences at a cost of 400 Euros per month including meals (2016 prices).


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