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.
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.
Applications are invited from applicants outside of the UK for scholarships from the Department of Chemistry's Wild Fund.
The University of York offers a variety of scholarships and awards which are awarded on a competitive basis:
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 next academic year. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and York and CSC priorities.
If you're thinking of starting a PhD level qualification in 2020/21 you may be entitled to a UK government doctoral loan of up to £26,445.
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.
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.