Taught Masters funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to postgraduate taught students in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

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

Dame Janet Baker Masters Scholarship

This scholarship has been created thanks to the generosity of Dame Janet Baker for a UK Masters student specialising in performance. Priority is given to first study singers.

  • Funding: £2,000 fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Dixon Scholarship

This award arises from a benefaction by Ken and Pat Dixon, for Master's candidates specialising in performance.

  • Funding: £5,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Holmes Scholarship

This award arises from a benefaction by Terry Holmes, for postgraduate students specialising in composition.

  • Funding: £1,500 fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

International Liaison Assistant (China)

This post involves assisting the Postgraduate Administrator in communicating with Chinese applicants and agencies, making phone calls in Chinese, and acting as a point of contact for enquiries from prospective Chinese students.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Jazz Assistantship

The recipient of this assistantship will be required to help with the running of the Jazz Orchestra including their weekly rehearsals during semester time and any performances as necessary.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Nonhebel Scholarship

This scholarship is from an endowment initially funded by Mrs Peggy Nonhebel.

  • Funding: 50% of home PGR tuition fees - £2,393
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

ONAOSI Foundation Scholarship

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: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3 plus two beneficiaries may obtain a 30% tuition

University of York Music Press (UYMP) Assistantship

UYMP publish and promote new and established composers with a range of aesthetic backgrounds. The UYMP Assistant will assist with all processes involved in music publishing.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

Vinson Scholarship

The Vinson Scholarship originates from a bequest made to the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

  • Funding: £2,393 fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 2

Wilfrid Mellers Gamelan Assistantship

The Mellers Assistantship originates from a covenant from Music at York's founder, Professor Wilfrid Mellers. This assistant supports the directing and administering of Gamelan Sekar Petak.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

York Concerts Box Office Assistantship

The Box Office is open on semester-time afternoons and concert evenings; the Box Office Assistants are also required to work occasional hours during the vacations, for example to set up new events on the box office system. The Box Office Assistants will be supported the Concerts General Assistant.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 2

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

York Performance Award

The York Performance Award is the result of a generous endowment by Sir Ron and Lady Barbara Cooke. The Award enables University of York students to perform in a venue beyond York in a drama and/or music performance.

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1 or 2 (divided)

Young Musicians Choral Assistantship

This assistant supports the School of Arts and Creative Technologies' choral ensembles through various administrative tasks.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Young Musicians Instrumental Assistantship

This assistant supports the departmental instrumental ensembles, instrumental programme and the Performance Supervisor.

  • Funding: Casual hourly paid appointments. Assistants are appointed on a needs basis for 2-5 hours a week.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

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
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

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
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

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
  • Department: Any
  • Application deadline: Saturday 20 July 2024, 5pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Australia
  • Number available: 10-20

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
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: Students from Bangladesh

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
  • Department: Any
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 May 2024, 11.30am BST
  • Open to: Students from Singapore

Extracurricular funding

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

Lyons Celebration Award

The award is made to a current postgraduate student to support a performance inspired by Bernstein's 'Chichester Psalms'.

  • Funding: £1,500
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Monday 28 October 2024, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Terry Holmes Composer and Performer Award

This will be awarded both to a postgraduate composer and performer to collaborate in the making of a new piece for both a soloist and ensemble.

  • Funding: £3,000 split between composer and performer, 2 x £750 awarded on allocation and 2 x £750 after performance
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Monday 28 October 2024, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers choral scholarships lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses who are undergraduate or postgraduate students.

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

Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2024/25. 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
  • Department: Any
  • Application deadline: Friday 27 September 2024, 12pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Previous funding opportunities

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

Further information