The Warburg Institute has a range of full fee bursaries available to both home/EU and international students. The Institute also has an excellent record in securing external funding, and is happy to work with prospective students on funding applications.

Warburg Institute Scholarships and Bursaries

In order to apply for a bursary you need first to have applied for and been offered a place on one of our MA programmes. 

Society for Renaissance Studies - Scholars of Colour MA Bursary

As part of a positive and practical effort to attract more early career scholars of colour to the Renaissance, the Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) is launching a fund to support MA Bursary Awards for Scholars of Colour. Initially, the SRS plans to offer three MA Bursaries of £2500 each to applicants planning to study at any UK or Irish institution, to contribute to the costs of postgraduate study.

These bursaries are open to those who identify as scholars of colour. The topic on which you choose to work, and the discipline in which you are centred, is entirely open, so long as it fits within a broad definition of Renaissance studies (c. 1400-1700).

The scheme this year will have a deadline of 1 May 2021, for postgraduate taught courses running in 2021-22.

Full details and how to apply

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.

Students can apply for help from the grant at any time during the academic year. 

Download the form. 

Warburg Hardship Grant - Coronavirus

If you are experiencing financial challenges due to the coronavirus please download this form.

Please note: Existing Warburg Students are also eligible to apply for the Warburg Hardship Grant


School of Advanced Study Funding Opportunities

SAS Master's Studentships

The SAS Master's Studentship aims to support students from under-represented groups among the School’s taught masters population, who wish to undertake a postgraduate taught programme.

There are a limited number of awards to a value of £18,000 to cover fees plus maintenance, judged on academic merit.

SAS Cassal Bursary (French and Francophone Studies)

This bursary, made available by the Cassal Endowment Fund, is available to master's students intending to write their dissertation on a topic related to French or Francophone studies.. All MA, MRes and LLM degrees offered by the School are eligible for the bursary.

Find out more about these funding opportunities and how to apply


External funding sources

British Chevening Scholarships
  • These awards are to enable Overseas and EU students to study in the United Kingdom. To apply for a scholarship, you will need to contact the British Embassy or High Commission or the British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. The scholarships are offered in more than 150 countries. Details and the list of eligible countries are on the website. These scholarships are mainly awarded to Master’s students. 
Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

From academic year 2017/18 the UK Government has introduced a Postgraduate Master’s Loan. Individuals may be able to borrow up to a maximum of £10,609 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate master’s qualification. These non-means-tested loans are available to both taught and research master’s students.