Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies funding opportunities

For wider University funding, see our central pages:

We offer the following departmental opportunities:

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

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield. Three awards are available at York, for research students contributing to specified projects.

  • Funding: £17,668+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York

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
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

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: £17,668 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

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

Postgraduate 60th Anniversary scholarship

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

  • Funding: £5,000, £7,500 and £10,000
  • Open to: International (including EU) 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

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

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

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 (Afghans resident outside of Afghanistan only), Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and more (see eligibility)
  • Number available: Ten co-funded by York, plus the main awards

The Sally Wainwright PhD Scholarship for the Study of Anne Lister

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York, in association with the Anne Lister Society, is delighted to invite applications to the Sally Wainwright PhD Scholarship.

  • Funding: Full tuition fees at UK home rate, plus a £20,000 per annum stipend for three years, and a small fund for research expenses.
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

GREAT Scholarships

We're offering eight scholarships for students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Open to: Students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey
  • Number available: 8

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