Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies funding opportunities

For wider University funding, see our central pages:

We offer the following departmental opportunities:

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
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies bursaries

We offer four bursaries towards fees for the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies.

  • Funding: £1,000 towards fees
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: four

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a one-year Masters degree in the UK. Chevening looks for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee plus living stipend
  • Open to: Students from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and more (see eligibility)
  • Number available: Ten co-funded by York, plus the main awards

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

With generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation, the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships fund doctoral research in three Subject Disciplines: History, Literature and Languages.

  • Funding: Covers tuition fees, £22,000 stipend, research and training costs
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Three

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Open Competition Studentships

The Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Open Competition scholarships suit student-led PhD projects within the AHRC remit of Histories, Cultures and Heritage, Creative and Performing Arts, and Languages and Literature.

  • Funding: £15,609+ per annum, plus tuition fees
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 45+

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

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
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield

  • Funding: £16,062+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York

Equal Access Scholarships for postgraduates

We're pleased to offer one Equal Access Scholarship for a taught postgraduate student seeking refuge in the UK. Please note that you must have applied to the University of York before submitting an application for this scholarship.

  • Funding: £14,880 living costs plus a full fee waiver
  • Open to: Students from International (non-EU) currently residing and seeking sanctuary in the UK. Please see eligibility criteria for further information.
  • Number available: 1

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the York Graduate Research School (YGRS).

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

GREAT Scholarships

We're offering five scholarships for students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Open to: Students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey
  • Number available: 5

Tom and Eileen House Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of alumnus Richard House, we can help ensure that the opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all.

  • Funding: £5,000 or £1,000
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

Be Exceptional scholarships

We award many international scholarships per year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount.

  • Funding: £2,500 to £7,500
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

We award the highest-achieving students with our prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

  • Funding: £10,000 to £20,000
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

ONAOSI Foundation postgraduate scholarships

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

Aziz Foundation scholarships

We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to offer postgraduate scholarships for exceptional students from British Muslim backgrounds.

  • Funding: 100% tuition fee coverage at Home rate
  • Open to: UK (home) students