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Funding for postgraduate students

General Guidance on University Funding: Postgraduate Taught

General Guidance on University Funding: Postgraduate Research

MA (Taught)

Postgraduate Loans Scheme

  • For Home/EU applicants under 60 years old, wishing to study our taught MA or LLM degrees

A government loan scheme is available for students applying for postgraduate courses. We expect details for 2020/21 entry to be confirmed in March 2020. For more information please see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/funding/uk-eu/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.

2020-21 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, up to three fee-waiver scholarships worth £8,040 each for applicants commencing their taught History of Art programme in Autumn 2020.

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 11am (BST) on Monday 18 May 2020.

2020-21 Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship

  • 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 an Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship in History of Art to a full-time, taught applicant whose first degree is or will be from the University of York. The scholarships are for applicants commencing their postgraduate studies in Autumn 2020, 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: 20/21 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 11am (BST) on Monday 18 May 2020.

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.

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.

MA (Stained Glass)

2020-21 Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship

  • 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 an Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship in History of Art to a full-time, taught applicant whose first degree is or will be from the University of York. The scholarships are for applicants commencing their postgraduate studies in Autumn 2020, 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: 20/21 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 11am (BST) on Monday 18 May 2020.

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.

 

PhD

2020-21 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 solely on academic merit.

Three scholarships will be available to PhD students applying for entry in Autumn 2020, 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/.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

2020-21 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 50 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, 29 January 2020

2020-21 York Graduate Research School Scholarships for Overseas Research Students

  • For overseas applicants at PhD level

These prestigious PhD scholarships, awarded by the York Graduate Research School, offer full funding (covering 100% of tuition fees, a stipend commensurate with the UKRI rate, plus a research training support grant) for the duration of a student’s enrolment period. Applications are open until Friday 31 January 2020, 11.59pm GMT. Full details, including eligibility and application details, can be found at: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/international/ygrs/.

2020-21 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 2020. 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 2020. 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 11am (BST) on Monday 18 May 2020.

Doctoral Loan Scheme

  • For Home/EU applicants under 60 years old, wishing to study our PhD degree

A government loan scheme is available for students applying for doctoral courses. We expect details for 2020/21 entry to be confirmed in March 2020. For more information please see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/doctoral-loan/.

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. 

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.

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 students applying for postgraduate research programmes. We expect details for 2020/21 entry to be confirmed in March 2020. For more information please see: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/funding/uk-eu/loans/.

Please note only students applying directly for the MA by Dissertation or MPhil programmes (not as an early exit from the PhD) will be eligible.

Research and Travel Awards

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.


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

Society for Italian Studies Prizes

The Society for Italian Studies runs two Prize Competitions – in alternate years – for work in Italian Studies at British and Irish Universities:

  • The SIS Postgraduate Prize (in even years, e.g. 2018, 2020, etc.)
  • The British Italian Society Prize for Undergraduate and Postgraduate work (in odd years, e.g. 2019, 2021, etc.)

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