Funding for Research Programmes

Research funding comes from a variety of sources, mainly Research Councils, charities, industries or a combination of these. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis and usually only applicants with a 2:1 equivalent or higher are likely to be considered. Eligibility for the funding varies; many grants are limited to EU residents or even just UK nationals, depending upon the funding body. Details are given with specific project adverts.

  • PhD projects that have been approved for potential funding are advertised on our website and interested applicants are invited to submit their application for consideration by the specified deadline.
  • A potential supervisor will arrange interviews and will inform an applicant if they are going to be nominated for funding.
  • If you are nominated by your supervisor for competitive funding, you will be interviewed by a Panel 
  • The final decision is made by the Chemistry Graduates Awards Panel.

Chemistry Teaching Studentships

The Chemistry Department offers Teaching Studentships to students from the UK and EU to complete a PhD.  Teaching Studentships provide funding for tuition fees and living costs at the Research Council rate.

Wild Fund Scholarships for students from outside the UK

Applications are invited from applicants outside of the UK for scholarships from the Department of Chemistry's Wild Fund.

University Scholarships

The University of York offers a variety of scholarships and awards which are awarded on a competitive basis:

University of York – China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

We're pleased to be part of an initiative to offer joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD in the 2018/19 academic year. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and York and CSC priorities. 

Full details and how to apply

UK Government Doctoral Loan Scheme

If you're thinking of starting a PhD level qualification in 2018/19 you may be entitled to a UK government doctoral loan of up to £25,000.

Further details

Other Funding Opportunities

There are also a range of external bodies that have funding opportunities to offer, and it is always advisable to do some research yourself as to the opportunities available from your own country. Further details of the organisations who may be able to offer funding can be found on the central University web pages.

Country specific information

Self funding

Applications are always welcome from students who are able to fund their own studies. If you have your own funds, you are not restricted to the projects that we advertise. The Department is interested to hear about your own research interests and ideas; most supervisors are happy to devise a project that can encompass your own research interest whilst still fitting in with the direction of their own research group.