Funding is available from a variety of sources. The University offers a range of studentships and scholarships for graduate students from the UK and the EU. It also offers studentships for overseas students. Check the University funding pages to view the full range of funding opportunities.
The Centre for Medieval Studies administers a few scholarships and bursaries available for PhD and MA students applying for the interdisciplinary degree programmes. We hope to be able to offer a CMS PhD Studentship in 2013/14 and also bursaries to incoming MA students:
Our parent departments - Archaeology, English, History, and History of Art - all administer a small number of bursaries available for single-discipline Masters students. Please check these departments' websites separately:
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships
The University of York has been awarded 178 AHRC studentships over a 5 year period starting from entry in 2009. These awards provide support for students undertaking degrees within the Art & Humanities departments at York.
The AHRC has graded York as an ‘Excellent’ institution in terms of its supervision and training provision for postgraduates in Arts and Humanities. These studentships recognise the University’s excellent track record in postgraduate teaching and research degrees, and will ensure that Departments and Centres in the Arts and Humanities at York will continue to attract the very best postgraduate students.
Subject to AHRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant towards living expenses. Further information about the AHRC BGP scheme can be found on the AHRC web pages AHRCs Block Grant Partnership (BGP).
Wolfson Foundation Scholarship in the Humanities
The University of York has again been selected by the Wolfson Foundation to host three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities. One award each in the areas of Literature, History and Languages will be awarded to postgraduate research students starting in October 2013. CMS candidates are eligible to apply. The awards will pay fees at the home rate plus £26,000 maintenance per year for three years. Applications should be made at the same time (same deadline) and in the same way (same form) as those for AHRC Studentships, and candidates wishing to be considered should indicate this on the University of York on-line application.
The Graduate Schools Office provides detailed information on fees and living expensesfor both Home and Overseas students. The medieval MAs and PhDs are classed as Lower Rate.
The most thorough and up to date information on scholarships and funding is available through the Recruitment and Admissions Office for UK and EU applicants, and through the International Office for overseas students.
External links to other sources of funding: