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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.

Masters scholarships

ScholarshipSubject group(s) / coursesEligibilityApplications

York Masters Opportunity Scholarships

Any department.

Some courses are not eligble: check HEFCE non-fundable programmes for details. 

UK and EU

Apply now

Closing date: 25 May 2015

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
UK and EU

Apply now

Closing date: 30 June 2015

White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities: Research preparation masters scholarships 
  • Archaeology (MSc in Digital Heritage and MA in Conservation Studies)
  • English (MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies)
  • History (MA in Public History and MA in Contemporary History and International Politics)
  • History of Art (MA in History of Art and Associated Pathways)
  • Philosophy (MA in Philosophy)
  • Politics (MA in Political and Legal Theory: Toleration and MA in Political Theory)


UK, EU and international

Apply now

Closing date: 8 May 2015

Bridge Scholarships 

  • MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology
  • Economics
  • Music
  • History of Art
UK, EU and international

Apply now

Closing date: 8 May 2015

Research scholarships

ScholarshipSubject group(s)EligibilityApplications

Wolfson scholarships in the humanities

  • History
  • Literature
  • Languages
UK, EU and international applicants Applications for 2015 are now closed
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
UK and EU applicants Applications for 2015 are now closed
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Project Studentships
  • History
UK and EU applicants Apply now
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Award
  • Archaeology
  • English
  • History
  • History of Art
UK and EU applicants 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
UK and EU

Apply now

White Rose Networks Studentships


  • Electronics/Music
  • History
UK, EU and international applicants

Apply now

The Goodman Studentship in Toleration in Law and Politics

  • Law
  • Politics
UK/EU and International Applicants (please note the studentship only covers UK/EU fees)

Details about the Goodman Studentship (PDF  , 103kb)b)‌

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

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.

Departmental scholarships

In addition to the masters and research scholarships listed above, some academic departments offer their own subject-based funding opportunities and scholarships.


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.

Other sources of funding