Financial Support

Students taking courses in the Department of Environment and Geography derive financial support from a variety of sources, depending on their country of origin and their course of study. The following comments apply only to Postgraduate students.

International students

Taught courses: The main source of financial support for overseas students is the British Council. The Council generally only supports students for one-year courses. Exceptionally, it will cover the costs of a two-year programme. Students should apply directly to the British Council in their home country.

Research degrees: Most overseas students in the doctoral programme are funded by their home governments. A number are funded under research grants secured by the Department. Sources include the UK Department for International Development, the UK Department of Environment and the MacArthur Foundation (USA).

Scholarships: A number of scholarships are offered by the University of York.

UK and other EU students

Research degrees: The Department of Environment and Geography offers scholarships or studentships sourced from external research grants.  These are usually advertised on websites like FindAPhD.com.  TheDepartment of Environment and Geography is recognised as a research training outlet by both the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  Studentships are available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and the NERC ACCE Doctoral Training Partnership.  Students are also supported by grants from charitable trusts and local utilities. Home students from other countries in the European Union are generally supported by studentships from their own countries or from the European Commission.

  • Information on tuition fees

Full details on the various awards and how to apply for them are available on the Postgraduate study Finance, fees and funding pages.

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