York is celebrating 800 years since becoming a self-governing city. In 1212 King John signed a charter allowing York’s citizens, rather than the sheriff, to collect and pay the annual tax to the Crown, to hold their own courts and to appoint a mayor. The Department of Archaeology is marking the anniversary with a scholarship scheme to attract scholars from around the world to study for their BA or BSc at the University of York.
The scholarship will pay £800 per term towards the costs of study, plus a further £800 towards study costs; a total of £3,200 per year.
The competition is open to applicants who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate, and the scholarships are awarded on merit; assuming that we continue to attract the highest quality applicants, we predict that approximately half of our applicants will be eligible for the award. The deadline for application has been extended to 29th June 2012 and you must hold an offer in the Department of Archaeology commencing in October 2012 to be eligible to apply.