PhD Programme

Fees and Funding

Please be aware the below information regarding fees is for 2020 entry, the fee information for 2021 entry will be updated shortly.


The estimated tuition fee for 2020 entry to our Doctoral Programme is £4,425* for UK/EU full-time students and £2,655 for UK/EU part-time students. The estimated tuition fees for overseas students are £18,800 per year (full-time only). 

Fees are for a single year of study and are normally payable at the start of each year of tuition. Fees are subject to change in further years of study.

*Home/EU PGR tuition fees for 2020-21 onwards are subject to RCUK funding rate changes and are therefore not yet confirmed. Fees are expected to increase, and the inflation rates applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with RPI. 

Chancellor's International Scholarship

Overseas applicants are strongly advised to apply for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

You must have applied for the PhD Programme and indicated that you wish to be considered for this scholarship by no later than 21 January 2021. In order to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, which is administered by the University, you will need to have received an offer for the programme you wish to study via the Doctoral Programme Office at WBS. 

The WBS deadline for all documentation to be submitted for scholarship consideration is 21 January 2020

You must have submitted all your application documents by 21 January 2020, however we strongly advise that you apply 8 weeks before this date. You application documents should include your research proposal, two academic references, degree transcripts (undergraduate and masters), English language test certificate and GRE/GMAT score and certificate if applying to the PhD in Finance and Econometrics. 


ESRC Scholarships

The ESRC have scholarships for PhD programme applicants, which are available to UK and EU students only. The deadline to apply for these is 21 January 2021. You must apply directly to the ESRC for these scholarships, and you should indicate in your application to the programme that you have applied to the ESRC. Details on available ESRC scholarships can be found here. We consider applications from all areas of Business and Management, including the Warwick Institute of Employment Research (IER), and Finance.

WBS Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships open to full-time applicants for the PhD in Business and Management Programme regardless of nationalityDeadlines for applications to the PhD programme can be found here.

Turing Scholarships

The Alan Turing Institute offers students the opportunity to complete a PhD through the Institute and the University of Warwick. For more information, please see the Turing Institute website.

Subject Group Scholarships

Scholarships are occasionally made available by subject groups in areas aligned to research centres. These will be listed as they arise.


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