Postgraduate research funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to postgraduate researchers in the Department of Chemistry.

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

Funding is available from a variety of sources, including Doctoral Training Partnerships from the EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC and MRC, the Department of Chemistry, the York Graduate Research School, industry, and the Wild Fund. All funding is awarded on a competitive basis.

It is also possible to fund your own PhD using a UK Government Loan, a scholarship from your home country or through personal funds. PhD projects are listed individually on our website.

China Scholarships Council Scholarship

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council.

  • Funding: 100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

NERC Panorama DTP

PANORAMA equips its postgraduate students with the skills necessary to understand the complex interactions within the Earth system, so they can contribute to the development of scientific, policy and industrial solutions for the national and global scale problems we face in coming decades.

  • Funding: Tuition fees and annual stipend
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

EPSRC Mobility DTP in Leadership and Excellence in Circular, Resource-efficient, Sustainable Manufacturing

One of a number of pilot programmes aimed at widening participation in Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) doctoral training, specifically those from industry and other non-academic backgrounds.

  • Funding: Four years' fees at the UK rate, maintenance stipend/salary contribution, and a Research Training Support Grant
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from the UK; non-UK applicants can also be considered for a limited number of places
  • Number available: Two

Wild Prizes and Bursaries

These awards provide financial support to students from outside the UK starting a postgraduate research course in Chemistry.

  • Funding: One-time £2,000 Wild Prize or up to £2,000 per year Wild Bursary
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31 March 2024, 12pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Krebs Memorial Scholarship

For applicants of any nationality looking to study for a PhD in biomedical sciences.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at the UK (home) rate, plus maintenance costs
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 April 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

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)

Snowdon Masters Scholarship

The Snowdon Trust Masters Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled students through higher education, creating the influencers of the future.

  • Funding: Up to £30,000 (up to £15,000 towards tuition fees and up to £15,000 towards living costs grant)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Thursday 29 February 2024, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 12

York Graduate Research School PhD Scholarship

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 fee status) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 5 April 2024, 11.59am BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

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

  • Funding: £7032.48
  • 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.