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Funding for postgraduate students

General Guidance on University Fees and Funding: Postgraduate Taught

General Guidance on University Fees and Funding: Postgraduate Research

MA (Taught)

Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarships

  • For all (Home/EU/Overseas) full time, History of Art taught applicants whose first degree is or will be from the University of York

Thanks to generous donations from alumni, the University is able to offer two Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarships in History of Art to full-time, taught applicants whose first degree is or will be from the University of York. The scholarships are for applicants commencing their postgraduate studies in Autumn 2018, and will take the form of a £5,000 stipend, paid quarterly.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree prior to commencing their studies. Applicants should also have applied for a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme offered by the History of Art Department before submitting a funding application.

In addition to your programme application, you should submit the following application form: 18/19 Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship in History of Art (MS Word  , 21kb)

The deadline for applications, which should be submitted by e-mail to histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk, is 10am (BST) on Monday 9 July 2018.

Partnership Studentships

  • For all MA in History of Art (taught) and pathway degree applicants (see each scheme for eligibility criteria)

As a result of our collaborative links with key museums and galleries, we are proud to offer a range of partnership studentships for 2018/19. For full details please visit: www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/prospective-postgraduates/partnerships/.

Postgraduate Loans Scheme

  • For Home/EU applicants under 60 years old, wishing to study our taught MA in History of Art or pathway degrees

A government loan scheme is available for postgraduate students applying for courses starting September 2018. You won't start making repayments until you're earning £21,000 or more. For more information please see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/taught/uk-eu-funding/government-loans/.

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

  • For all alumni holding an offer for a Masters programme at York

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

2018-19 Department Taught MA Studentships

  • For all full-time, taught MA in History of Art and pathway degree applicants

The Department of History of Art is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, three fee-waiver scholarships worth £7,580 each for applicants commencing their taught History of Art programme in Autumn 2018.

These studentships can be held alongside other University of York awards (e.g. our partnership studentships) but the total sum awarded cannot exceed the full-time tuition fee for the award holder (see here for Fees information; link to www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/fees/uk-eu/). In this event, the total sum awarded will be capped. Applicants who are liable to pay fees at the overseas rate will be required to pay all outstanding fees due once any awards have been discounted.

Further to your programme application, you should submit a statement of not more than 500 words which summarises your main academic and work-related achievements, your career aspirations, and a proposal for an MA dissertation which includes key research questions and demonstrates the topic's potential for development. 

Candidates should demonstrate potential and intention to progress on to PhD study. While enrolment to the PhD programme in History of Art at York upon completion of the MA programme is not binding, preference will be given to those applicants for this award whose wider research interest fits with faculty's research expertise at York.

The deadline for award applications, which should be submitted by e-mail to the History of Art Postgraduate Admissions Team (histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk), is 5pm (BST) on Monday 30 April 2018.

Scholarships for Overseas Students

  • For overseas applicants at taught MA and PhD level

Applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate may apply for a range of competitive scholarships offered by the University. We're delighted to offer almost 100 scholarships to high-achieving overseas students. These prestigious scholarships will recognise academic excellence by offering a tuition fee discount. For more information please see: Scholarship for Overseas Students.

Chevening/University of York Partnership Award (for students from China)

We're pleased to offer up to two joint-funded Masters scholarships (chevening.org) in collaboration with Chevening.
 
If you wish to be considered for this award you should select the York as your first preference in your Chevening application (chevening.org).

Wellcome Trust Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Students who want to develop humanities or social science research skills and train in any area of health are eligible to apply.  You should usually have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You can apply for a Master’s Award before you graduate, but you must have obtained your degree before taking up the award.  You will not be eligible if you've received support for your postgraduate studies from another funding body or if you've already begun a Master’s course.  You are not eligible if you are in receipt of support for your postgraduate studies from another funding body or if you have already begun a Master’s course.

The Master's Award is for one year and includes a stipend and tuition fees at the home/EU rate unless you are from a low or middle-income country.

To apply, please contact the History of Art department by Monday 26 February 2018.

Marshall Scholarships for US Students

  • For US applicants at taught MA and PhD level

The prestigious Marshall Partnership Scholarship scheme is open to citizens of the United States of America and offers financial support for graduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level at specific UK universities, including the University of York.

Each award is for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded, a York Marshall Partnership Scholarship candidate would be expected to study at the University of York. Full information on the application process can be access via the Marshall website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/apply.

Applications for the next round of scholarships will open shortly.

MA (Stained Glass)

Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarships

  • For all (Home/EU/Overseas) full time, taught applicants whose first degree is or will be from the University of York

Thanks to generous donations from alumni, the University is able to offer two Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarships in History of Art to full-time, taught applicants whose first degree is or will be from the University of York. The scholarships are for applicants commencing their postgraduate studies in Autumn 2018, and will take the form of a £5,000 stipend, paid quarterly.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree prior to commencing their studies. Applicants should also have applied for a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme offered by the History of Art Department before submitting a funding application.

In addition to your programme application, you should submit the following application form: 18/19 Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship in History of Art (MS Word  , 21kb)

The deadline for applications, which should be submitted by e-mail to histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk, is 10am (BST) on Monday 9 July 2018.

Direct Loans

  • For US applicants

The University of York is certified to receive Direct Loans, and many forms of private loans enable students to fund their study.

Student Financial Support provides information designed to help American students apply for a Direct Loans to fund their studies at York.

About Direct Loans

Marshall Scholarships for US Students

  • For US applicants at taught MA and PhD level

The prestigious Marshall Partnership Scholarship scheme is open to citizens of the United States of America and offers financial support for graduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level at specific UK universities, including the University of York.

Each award is for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded, a York Marshall Partnership Scholarship candidate would be expected to study at the University of York. Full information on the application process can be access via the Marshall website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/apply.

Applications for the next round of scholarships will open shortly.

PhD

AHRC doctoral studentships

  • For home and EU applicants at PhD level

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH has around 48 AHRC studentships per year that will be awarded through open competition:

  • Of these we expect the majority to be student-led project applications
  • At least 15% of the awards made will be Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) where a student works closely with a non-academic partner organisation throughout their PhD. Project areas are already defined for these, and are advertised here.

Students can make only one application for funding through the open competition for either a student-led or a collaborative project.

The studentship application form and details of how to apply for each type of studentship are only available from the WRoCAH website. Please read the details very carefully as the application process may vary for the Collaborative Doctoral Awards with an earlier deadline for expressions of interest. http://wrocah.ac.uk/funding/prospective-students/

To be eligible for funding, applicants for all types of WRoCAH AHRC Studentships must have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

The final closing deadline for ALL funding applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

2018-19 Department PhD Scholarship

  • For all full-time, York-based PhD applicants

The History of Art Department is pleased to offer a scholarship to full time applicants for the York-based PhD in History of Art programme, commencing in October 2018. The award will provide the successful applicant with a full fee-waiver at the UK/EU rate plus a £400 per month stipend towards living expenses. The award is tenable for up to three years of full-time registration, subject to satisfactory academic progress. 

To be eligible for the award you must already have secured an offer of a full-time place on the York-based PhD programme starting on 1 October 2018. Applicants who are liable to pay fees at the overseas rate are eligible for this award, but will be required to pay the outstanding fees due once the UK/EU waiver has been awarded.

The award will be allocated on the basis of your programme application, so you do not need to supply any further paperwork. However, you need to register your interest in being considered for the award by contacting the History of Art Postgraduate Admissions Team (histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk) by no later than 5pm (BST) on Monday 30 April 2018.

2018-19 Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

  • All applicants at PhD level

The University is delighted to have been selected again as one of the few institutions in the UK to be awarded Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities. The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships fund doctoral research in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: History (including history of art), Literature and Languages. They will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded primarily on academic merit.

Four scholarships will be available to PhD students applying for entry in autumn 2018, with at least one in each of the areas of History, Literature and Languages.

Full details, including the studentship application form, can be found at: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/wolfson/

We expect applications to open in December 2017

2018-19 Overseas Research Scholarships

  • For overseas applicants at PhD level

Six scholarships are available for overseas PhD applicants, including applicants for the PhD by Distance Learning programme. The award covers a full overseas tuition fee waiver and a contribution to living expenses. 

Overseas Research Scholarships

2018-19 Overseas Continuation Scholarship

  • For current overseas MA students applying to continue on to study at PhD level at York

The University of York will award six Overseas Continuation Scholarships to current overseas MA students at York who continue on to a PhD. This includes the PhD by Distance Learning programme.  Each award offers a partial fee waiver of £5000 for the first year of the PhD, only. 

Overseas Continuation Scholarship

2018-19 Scholarship for Overseas Students

  • For overseas applicants at taught MA and PhD level

Applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate, including applicants for the PhD by Distance Learning programme, may apply for these scholarships, which provide one-quarter (25%) of the overseas tuition fee for each year of successful study. Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

Scholarship for Overseas Students

Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain scholarships

  • For applicants and current full-time PhD students 

Society members may apply for various scholarships offered by SAHGB. Applicants should either be about to commence, or currently undertaking, full-time PhD research. 

2018-19 Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

  • For all applicants at PhD level wishing to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

Applicants must have been accepted onto a PhD programme and hold, or expect to hold, a relevant Master's degree.  Please allow two weeks before the deadline of Thursday 29 March 2018 for the department to approve your application. 

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

Marshall Scholarships for US Students

  • For US applicants at taught MA and PhD level

The prestigious Marshall Partnership Scholarship scheme is open to citizens of the United States of America and offers financial support for graduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level at specific UK universities, including the University of York.

Each award is for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded, a York Marshall Partnership Scholarship candidate would be expected to study at the University of York. Full information on the application process can be access via the Marshall website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/apply.

Applications for the next round of scholarships will open shortly.

Other Research Degrees

Postgraduate Loans Scheme

    • For applicants to the MA by Dissertation or MPhil programme who are under 60 and who have lived in England or the EU for at least three years prior to beginning study

      A government loan scheme is available for postgraduate students applying for courses starting September 2018. You won't start making repayments until you're earning £21,000 or more. For more information please see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/taught/uk-eu-funding/government-loans/

      Please note only students applying directly for the MPhil programme (not as an early exit from the PhD) will be eligible.

Research and Travel Awards

2018-19 Burlington Magazine Scholarship

  • For any applicant studying, or intending to study for an MA,  or a PhD, or to conduct post-doctoral or independent research in the field of French 18th-century fine and decorative arts within the 12-month period the funding is given. 

A grant of £10,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant.  The deadline for applications is Thursday 1 March 2018 and the successful applicant will be notified by Thursday 31 May 2018.  For further information please see www.burlington.org.uk.

Giles Worsley travel fellowship

  • For architectural historians at PhD level

The fellowship will be awarded to an architect or architectural historian who will spend three months (October to December) at the British School at Rome studying an architectural topic of their choice. Travel, accommodation and board, and a monthly stipend of £700 will be provided.

Each fellow will be required to deliver a public presentation to a general audience on their return.

Il Circolo scholarships

  • For current taught MA and PhD students

Scholarships from the Italian Cultural Association are available for postgraduate students currently undertaking research in fields related to aspects of Italian culture.

Society for Renaissance Studies study fellowships

  • For current PhD students

Each year the Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for Study Fellowships to support travel or, in exceptional circumstances, other research expenses for projects undertaken in connection with doctoral theses in the field of Renaissance Studies. For further information see the SRS Fellowship website.

Prizes

British-Italian Society: Rooke Memorial Prizes

The British-Italian Society (BIS), in conjunction with the Society for Italian Studies (SIS), is pleased to announce the return of the Rooke Memorial Prizes, a competition aimed at raising the profile of Italian Studies at British Universities.

Prizes to the value of £1,250 will be offered as follows:

(a) Undergraduate

Two prizes of £250 each either for a final-year essay (2,500 to 5,000 words) or for a dissertation (5,000 to 10,000 words), submitted by a final-year undergraduate student;

(b) Postgraduate

£750 for an MA dissertation or part (typically a chapter) of an MPhil or PhD thesis (10 to 20,000 words). 

Full details may be viewed on the Society for Italian Studies website.