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Funding for postgraduate students

Alongside those listed below, we also work hard with our partners to offer even more opportunities for applicants. To receive updates about departmental funding opportunities, we warmly encourage you to submit an application to join us. All offer-holders will be notified about new funding competitions as they are published. Alternatively, please monitor this page.

Postgraduate taught (PGT) opportunities

The University offers information on Postgraduate taught fees and funding opportunities available to applicants, both internal and external, which include:

Departmental Funding PGT

History of Art Taught MA Studentships

The Department of History of Art is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, up to three fee-waiver scholarships worth £9,990 each for applicants commencing their taught History of Art programme in Autumn 2023.

  • Funding: £9,990
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Monday 22 May 2023, 11am BST
  • Open to: Students from the UK and overseas (including EU)
  • Number available: Up to three

Wider PGT funding 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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • 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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Monday 15 May 2023, 12pm BST
  • 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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

Postgraduate research (PGR) opportunities

The University offers information on Postgraduate research fees and funding opportunities available to applicants, both internal and external, which include:

Departmental Funding PGR

There are no scholarships or funding opportunities to show here right now. You may still be able to find a funding option that you are eligible for on our research degree funding pages.

Wider PGR funding opportunities

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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • 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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • 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
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • 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: £17,668+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York