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Fees and funding for postgraduate research study

Tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees are set by the University. The Department of Archaeology charge fees at the lower (classroom-based) rate, regardless of your MA or MSc programme. Find more guidance on tuition fees and budgeting.

The University offers information on funding opportunities available to applicants, both internal and external, which include:

Please get in touch with our Director of Postgraduate Research (Jim Leary) or your potential supervisor if you wish to discuss these funding opportunities.

Departmental opportunities

The Department often hold funded PhD studentships tied to particular projects or research or training networks. These opportunities will appear here as they become available:

There are no scholarships or funding opportunities to show here right now. You may still be able to find a funding option that you are eligible for on our research degree funding pages.

Central opportunities

Opportunities that are currently closed may reopen for the next academic year.

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the York Graduate Research School (YGRS).

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Open Competition Studentships

The Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Open Competition scholarships suit student-led PhD projects within the AHRC remit of Histories, Cultures and Heritage, Creative and Performing Arts, and Languages and Literature.

  • Funding: £17,668 per annum, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 45+

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council.

  • Funding: 100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield

  • Funding: £17,668+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York

BBSRC White Rose DTP (WR DTP) in Mechanistic Biology: Diverse Talent Scholarships

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive environment within its postgraduate research programme. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for a fully-funded PhD scholarship as part of the White Rose DTP.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£17,668 for 2022/23 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students

ONAOSI Foundation postgraduate scholarships

We're proud to offer limited National Opera for the Assistance of Italian Health Orphans scholarships for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3 plus two beneficiaries may obtain a 30% tuition

BBSRC White Rose DTP (WR DTP) in Mechanistic Biology

This prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership and its strategic application brings together world-class molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£17,668 for 2022/23 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Sunday 8 January 2023, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 7

NERC DTP in Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE)

This prestigious Natural Environment Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research from the Departments of Biology, Environment & Geography, Archaeology and Chemistry,

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI (£17,668 for 2022/23 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Friday 13 January 2023, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 6

ESRC White Rose Social Sciences DTP (WR DTP) Scholarships

The Economic and Social Research Council White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan.

  • Funding: ESRC stipend (£17,668 in 2023/24) plus full fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 25 January 2023, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students