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

Warburg Student Support Fund

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.

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School of Advanced Study Funding Opportunities

The School of Advanced Study offers a range of funding opportunities. 

Find out more about these funding opportunities and how to apply

Aziz Foundation Scholarship

What is available?

Enabled by the generous support of the Aziz Foundation, the University of London is pleased to announce up to four Master’s scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year at the School of Advanced Study (SAS). These scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students who are active in British Muslim communities and keen to build bridges with all parts of British society.

Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year will cover tuition fees only for one year for full-time students or for two years for part-time students, regardless of the length of the programme.  Applications are open to students who are continuing on eligible programmes as well as new students registering for the first time in 2024/25.


Students must have received an offer of a place for, or already studying on, one of the following programmes:

  • MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights
  • MA Human Rights
  • MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
  • MA Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History
  • LLM Drafting Legislation, Regulation and Policy
  • MA in the History of the Book

Through this scholarship programme, the University and the Aziz Foundation wish to widen access to individuals from social groupings who have been historically under-represented within higher education.

The University invites applications from candidates who:

  • are eligible for Home Fees status [Students with an international fee profile will not be eligible];
  • have received an offer of a place on one of the above eligible programmes or are about to enter Year 2 or Year 3 of one of the eligible programmes;
  • are demonstrably active in British Muslim communities;
  • can demonstrate a long-term commitment to community/societal development and how the programme will increase their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims: effective advocacy and enhancement of public perception; community service; or social development.

How to apply

Candidates must apply directly to the University of London for a place on one of the eligible programmes and secure a conditional or unconditional offer. Continuing students must have successfully registered for their programme and be on course to progress to Year 2 or Year 3 of their chosen course of study.

Candidates must complete the Aziz Foundation scholarships application form, dependent on the selected programme. Where indicated on the form, candidates should demonstrate how they meet the criteria for the Aziz Foundation scholarships and how they would use the scholarship in their future work.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 7th June 2024, 5pm BST.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a short dialogue with representatives from the University of London and the Aziz Foundation, to discuss the candidate’s application and any further information the candidate believes would support their application.

The dialogues will be conducted electronically via telephone or digital platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. A timeframe for these dialogues will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates, but they are anticipated to take place in late June/early July 2024.

The University selection panel will assess candidates’ applications based on information provided on scholarship application forms and the information they provide in their dialogues. A representative from the Aziz Foundation will review applications in order to participate in the dialogue.

The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application. Enquiries should be made to

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.

The Klesch Collection Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Painting

The Klesch Collection is proud to support scholarship excellence and is committed to contributing to the training of the next generation of Art Historians.

The Klesch Collection offers grants towards the yearly cost of university fees to graduate students who have been accepted into a full-time Art History MA or PhD course of study worldwide, beginning the next academic year. PhD students are welcome to apply for any year in their programme. Applications will be considered from students who will focus/are focusing their studies on European and British painting of the Renaissance and Baroque periods (c. 1400 – 1700).

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.