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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 (Steve Ashby) 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:

NERC DTP in Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment

This prestigious NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI (£15,285 for 2020/21 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 15 January 2021, 11.59am GMT
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

Central opportunities

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

York Graduate Research School Overseas Research Scholarships

Full funding for international students applying to study a PhD degree for 2021/22 entry.

  • Funding: £15,000 per year (approx), plus fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 29 January 2021, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 3-4

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 (CSC).

  • 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: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 8 February 2021, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

ONAOSI Foundation postgraduate scholarships

We have three full fee scholarships on offer for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters in 2021.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 21 June 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3