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Postgraduate scholarships and funding

A range of scholarships and studentships are available for masters and research students. Some scholarships are funded by the University and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.

2015/16 entry

For students starting taught masters courses or research degrees between September 2015 and January 2016 the following scholarships are currently available.

Research scholarships

ScholarshipSubject group(s)Applications

Wolfson scholarships in the humanities

  • History
  • Literature
  • Languages
Apply now
White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH): Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships
  • Archaeology
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Women's Studies
  • English and Related Literature
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Language and Linguistic Science
  • Law
  • Music
  • Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Theatre, Film and Television
Apply now
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Management and Business, Accounting and Finance and Work Psychology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
Apply now

White Rose Networks Studentships

TBC Details to be announced

Science funding from Research Councils UK

Information about funding from the following Research Councils is available from departments:

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Wellcome Trust

Science: Research Councils UK funding

Masters scholarships

ScholarshipSubject group(s) / coursesApplications
TSYS master scholarships
  • MSc in International Business and Strategic
  • Management
  • MSc in Accounting and Financial
  • Management
  • MA in Human Resource Management
  • MA in Management
  • MSc in Management with Business Finance
  • MSc in Global Marketing
Details to be announced in January 2015
White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities: Research preparation masters scholarships  TBC Details to be announced in January 2015
York Masters Opportunity Awards TBC Details to be announced
Bridge Scholarships TBC Details to be announced
YuFund Scholarships TBC Details to be announced

International students

We offer a number of scholarships for international students each year, awarded on a competitive basis. These scholarships are only available to students who will be paying tuition fees at the overseas rate.

Academic department scholarships

Some academic departments offer their own subject-based funding opportunities and scholarships for masters and research students:

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

York offers a discount in taught postgraduate masters tuition fees for all Home and EU alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of York.

Any questions?

Research funding
+44 (0) 1904 32 4519

Masters funding
+44 (0) 1904 32 4043

Applying tips

To be eligible for most scholarships you will need to hold an offer with us, therefore apply as soon as possible to your chosen course.‚Äč

Other sources of funding