Postgraduate research funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to postgraduate researchers in the School for Business and Society.

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

Commonwealth Scholarships

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)

Partnership Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

  • Funding: Approximately £38,000 per year
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: Students from USA
  • Number available: 50

Saïd Foundation scholarship

The Saïd Foundation awards fully-funded scholarships to outstanding individuals from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine who are looking to study for a one-year Masters degree in the UK.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee plus additional benefits (see below)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31 October 2023, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: Students from Syria, Jordan and Lebanon and Palestine
  • Number available: Up to 3 at York (20-30 across all partners)

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Friday 29 March 2024, 11.59am GMT
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

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 lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses who are undergraduate or postgraduate students.

  • Funding: £7032.48
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • 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: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30 September 2023, 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