Our students fund their studies in a variety of ways including scholarships, bursaries and fellowships, as well as government loans and postgraduate loans. 


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School of Advanced Study Scholarships/Bursaries 

The School of Advanced Study Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22 will be announced soon, please check back for details.


Institute and Course Specific Scholarships/Bursaries

Our other Institute and Course Specific Scholarships Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22 will be announced soon, please check back for details.


Yusuf Ali Scholarship: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Deadline: 26 May 2021

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years.

Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based postgraduate programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Currently, these are the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and the MPhil/PhD in Human Rights.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

Sambrook Fund Studentship: Institute of English Studies

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is delighted to announce a funded studentship for one place on its MA/MRes History of the Book programme 2021/22. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be funded through the Institute’s Sambrook Fund, established when Keith Sambrook, a Fellow at the IES, generously donated his teaching fees from the Institute’s MA course. Over the years, other teachers from the MA and summer school programmes have also donated their fees towards supporting future students. One studentship will be offered every year over the next three academic years.

The Sambrook Fund Studentship seeks especially to support an excellent student who wishes to study on the MA/MRes in the History of the Book, but whose circumstances might make it difficult to access the programme.

To find out more and apply please visit the institue site.

The American Friends of the Warburg Institute: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The American Friends of the Warburg Institute are funding two scholarships which will cover the fees for a student from North America to study on one of the Warburg Institute MA/MRes programmes in 2021-22.

To apply you need to be a citizen of a country within North America and have submitted a complete application by the deadline.

To find out more and to apply please visit the institue site.

The Peltz Scholarships: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 1 May 2021

The Peltz Scholarships will cover the fees up to a maximum of £7830 for a one-year full-time Warburg Institute MA/MRes programme (or £8,220 for the Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture MA) for four students for the academic year 2021-22 

The scholarships are open to students who have applied to study on either of the Warburg Institute’s MA/MRes programmes and who are self-funded and domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU). 

The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation and have a demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the Warburg Institute.

To find out more and to apply please visit the institue site.

Society for Renaissance Studies - Scholars of Colour MA Bursary: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 1 May 2021

As part of a positive and practical effort to attract more early career scholars of colour to the Renaissance, the Society for Renaissance Studies is launching a fund to support MA Bursary Awards for Scholars of Colour. Initially, we plan to offer 3 MA bursaries of £2,500 each, 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.

To find out more and to apply please visit the institue site.


Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

The UK Government has introduced a Postgraduate Master’s Loan. These non-means-tested loans are available to both taught and research master’s students. Find out more information about the loan scheme.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 

The SAAS are an agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. Find out more information about their loan scheme. If you are applying for funding from the SAAS you will need to contact us beforehand so that we can get this set up for you.   

Federal Direct Loans for US Students 

The School of Advanced Study participates in the Federal Direct Loan programme. Unsubsidized Loans and Plus Loans are available through the Direct Loan programme operated by the US Education Department. Direct Loans are educational loans to assist US citizens with the costs of studying. 

Funding for Spanish Master's Students 

The Spanish government offers interest-free loans to Spanish students studying Master's degrees in Spain, the European Higher Education Area, the US or Canada. The maximum study period is 21 months. Find out more about funding for Spanish Master’s Students.