Application is now open for the University of Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About the University of Warwick and Scholarship
The University of Warwick, often abbreviated as Warw., is a prominent public research university located on the outskirts of Coventry, at the crossroads of the West Midlands and Warwickshire in England. Established in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education, the university has steadily grown and diversified its offerings over the years.
Warwick’s academic landscape includes the founding of Warwick Business School in 1967, Warwick Law School in 1968, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) in 1980, and Warwick Medical School in 2000. In subsequent years, the institution expanded its scope by incorporating Coventry College of Education in 1979 and Horticulture Research International in 2004.
The university is predominantly located on a sprawling 290-hectare (720-acre) campus on the outskirts of Coventry. It also maintains a satellite campus in Wellesbourne and has a central London presence at the Shard. Warwick’s academic structure is organized into three main faculties: Arts, Science Engineering and Medicine, and Social Sciences, encompassing a total of thirty-two departments.
As of 2021, the University of Warwick boasts an approximate student body of 29,534 full-time students and is supported by 2,691 academic and research staff. Notably, the university experiences a substantial influx of undergraduate applicants, with an average intake of 4,950 undergraduates out of 38,071 applicants (equating to 7.7 applicants per available place). The institution reported an annual income of £770.6 million for the 2021–22 academic year, which included £139.9 million from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £860.8 million. A cultural hub on campus, the Warwick Arts Centre, is a multi-venue arts complex and stands as the largest of its kind in the UK outside of London.
In global subject rankings, the University of Warwick is consistently recognized for its excellence. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, it achieved a ranking of 36th for Social Sciences, 42nd for Humanities, 78th for Natural Sciences, 164th for Engineering and Technology, and 204th for Life Sciences and Medicine.
The University of Warwick bestows the Chancellor’s International Scholarships upon its most outstanding international postgraduate researchers. These scholarships are awarded to individuals who contribute significantly to the vibrant global research community at the university, reflecting their dedication to advancing knowledge and scholarship.
Details about the University of Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Warwick, UK
Scholarship Value: Check Below
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: PhD
Host Institution(s): University of Warwick, UK
For those seeking awards for entry in Autumn 2024, the following benefits will be included:
- Full Payment of Tuition Fees: Your tuition fees will be entirely covered as part of the award.
- Maintenance Stipend: You will receive a maintenance stipend paid at the prevailing UKRI rate (UK Research and Innovation) for 3.5 years. Please note that if you are already in your first year of study when you apply, the length of funding will be adjusted accordingly.
- Research, Training, and Supporting Grant (RTSG): Additionally, you will be granted a Research, Training, and Supporting Grant (RTSG) amounting to £5,000.
Eligibility Criteria for University of Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships
Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the University of Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships:
- PhD Application at the University of Warwick:
- Apply for a PhD program at the University of Warwick to commence your studies in October 2024.
- Currently Enrolled in the First Year of a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick:
- Be currently enrolled in the first year of a PhD or MPhil/PhD program at the University of Warwick.
- To be eligible for this award, you must be within the first 12 months of your PhD or MPhil/PhD program at the University, to continue your studies in October 2024.
In addition, you must meet the following general criteria:
- Fee Status: You must be assessed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes. There are no specific nationality criteria; applicants from any nationality can be considered.
- Discipline: You can be from any academic discipline at the University of Warwick. There are no restrictions based on your field of study.
- Meeting these criteria will make you eligible to apply for the awards, which include full tuition fee coverage, a maintenance stipend, and a Research, Training, and Supporting Grant.
Note: Scholarships are non-transferable to the next academic year.
Application Procedure for University of Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships
If you intend to apply for the Chancellor’s International Scholarship at the University, it is strongly recommended to prepare your application well in advance. The university emphasizes that it is typically not feasible to complete and submit an application in less than 36 hours. Here is a step-by-step guide for the application process:
- Read the Applicant Guidance Notes and PGR Ranking Criteria: Start by thoroughly reviewing the Applicant Guidance Notes and PGR Ranking Criteria to understand the requirements and evaluation criteria for the scholarship.
- Submit your course application and Upload Supporting Documents: Begin the application process for your PhD program at the University of Warwick. Make sure to provide all the necessary supporting documents along with your application.
- Receive an Automated Email with an Applicant ID: After submitting your course application, you will receive an automated email containing a unique 7-digit applicant ID number. Please allow at least 48 hours for this email to arrive.
- Register Your ITS Applicant Account: Create or Register your ITS applicant account. This account will be essential for various aspects of your application.
- Submit your scholarship application: Ensure that you submit your scholarship application by the specified application deadline. It is important to adhere to this deadline, as late applications are typically not accepted for any reason.
- Submit Supporting Documents: Along with your scholarship application, submit any required supporting documents within the provided time frame. Late submission of supporting documents is generally not accepted.
- Communication of Scholarship Results: The University of Warwick will communicate the results of the Chancellor’s International Scholarship by email. You can expect to receive this notification by the start of March 2024.
The Application Deadline is: December 14, 2023