Postgraduate taught funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to postgraduate taught students in the Department of Archaeology.

Your chosen course, level of study and other statuses may all affect your eligibility for the opportunities listed here.

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've previously studied at the University of York, you could be eligible for a tuition fee discount for postgraduate taught courses.

  • Funding: Ten per cent tuition fee discount
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Department of Archaeology fee discount

The Department offers a £1,000 discount to students coming through from its undergraduate BA/BSc programmes in the current year. This is in addition to the University Masters fee discount scheme.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Feilden Centenary Scholarship

The Feilden Centenary Scholarship for international students commemorates respected conservation architect, Sir Bernard Feilden.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 1

Department of Archaeology bursaries

Two departmental bursaries are awarded to the best overall academic applicants.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 2

Head of Department International Student Scholarships

Three departmental scholarships are awarded to the international applicants with the strongest academic background.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 3

Terry Ward Scholarship

This scholarship contributes £2,000 to one student each year studying for a MSc or MA on one of the Department's Masters taught courses.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

GREAT Scholarship

We regularly offer scholarships to students from a selection of countries in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 May 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from China, Nigeria (Justice and Law), Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey
  • Number available: 5

International Regional Scholarship

Our International Regional Scholarship is here to support international undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them excel.

  • Funding: £2,500 - £9,000 (first year of study only)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Prime Minister’s Fellowship

The Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh has been awarding Prime Minister Fellowships to government officials, university educators, and high-achieving individuals in higher education since 2018.

  • Funding: 6 million BDT
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from Bangladesh

Commonwealth Scholarship

The University of York is a host university for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Various opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of awards are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Funding: various
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

Tan Kah Kee Scholarship

The Tan Kah Kee Scholarship offers postgraduate scholarships for Singapore citizens and permanent residents pursuing full-time PhD or Masters degrees.

  • Funding: $12,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 May 2024, 11.30am BST
  • Open to: Students from Singapore

John Monash Scholarship

The John Monash Scholarship provides yearly funding to outstanding postgraduate taught and research students from Australia.

  • Funding: $75,000 AUD for each year of study
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Saturday 20 July 2024, 5pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Australia
  • Number available: 10-20

Extracurricular funding

While not directly related to your studies, these opportunities can help you get the most from your time at York.

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers Choral Scholarships to join their highly skilled and internationally renowned choir for 12 months. This year there are vacancies for Alto and Tenor scholarships.

  • Funding: £7,721.33
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2023/24. The 12-month scholarships will be open to all four voice parts.

  • Funding: £500 (to be paid in 2 instalments, one in December, one in June)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 15 November 2024, 12pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Previous funding opportunities

These opportunities are closed to applications. They may reopen in future years.