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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)

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.

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).

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 2017/18. The submission deadline for applications is 12 noon (BST) on Monday 12 June 2017. For full details please visit: www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/prospective-postgraduates/partnerships/.

Department MA Home/EU Studentship

  • For full-time Home/EU MA in History of Art (taught) and pathway degree applicants

The Department of History of Art is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, a scholarship in the form of a full-time fee-waiver worth £6,760 to a Home/EU applicant for the MA in History of Art (taught), or an associated pathway degree, commencing their studies in Autumn 2017.

This studentship 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. In this event, the total sum awarded would be capped at £6,760.

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.

Further to your programme application, you should submit a letter of application of no more than 500 words describing what you can bring to this scholarship. 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 midnight (BST) on Sunday 7 May 2017.

Department MA Overseas Studentship

  • For full-time overseas MA in History of Art (taught) and pathway degree applicants

The Department of History of Art is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, a scholarship in the form of a partial fee-waiver worth £10,000 to an overseas applicant for the MA in History of Art (taught), or an associated pathway degree, commencing their studies in Autumn 2017.

This studentship can be held alongside other University of York fee waivers (e.g. our partnership studentships) but the total sum awarded cannot exceed the full-time tuition fee. In this event, the total sum awarded would be capped at £16,290.

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. 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 midnight (BST) on Sunday 7 May 2017.

YuFund/York Graduate Research School Masters Scholarships

YuFund and York Graduate Research School are co-funding six taught Masters scholarships for 2017-18, each worth £5000. To be considered for these awards you must have been accepted onto a taught Masters programme by 31 March 2017 and be York graduates by the start of that programme. The awards may be held in conjunction with a postgraduate loan from the Student Loan Company or a partial scholarship/bursary, but not in conjunction with full-funding (fees plus stipend).

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)

York Glaziers Trust

  • For overseas and UK/EU accepted applicants

York Glaziers Trust is the oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain. YGT is a charitable trust dedicated to the care and conservation of historic stained glass in York Minster and throughout the UK.

In 2017 the YGT will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. One bursary worth £10,000, will be offered to one student commencing the MA in 2017.  The award will be in the form of a fee waiver of £5,000 pa in each of the two years of study.

The 2017-19 bursary will be awarded on academic merit and all applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 will be considered.

About York Glaziers Trust

Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass

  • For overseas and UK/EU accepted applicants

The history of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers dates back to 1328 and their Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, their members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers funds one £2,500 bursary for one student commencing the MA each year. The 2017 award will be in the form of a fee waiver.

All applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 will be considered.

About the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass

The Radcliffe Trust

  • For UK/EU accepted applicants

The Radcliffe Trust is one of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1714 by the will of Dr John Radcliffe.

Today, The Radcliffe Trust continues his charitable bequest through the support of Music and Heritage & Crafts.

The Radcliffe Trust has granted £5,000 towards MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management bursaries for the 2017-18 academic year.

All UK/EU applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 will be considered.

About The Radcliffe Trust

NADFAS - The National Association and Fine Arts Societies Patricia Fay Memorial Fund Award

  • For UK/EU accepted applicants

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) is a leading arts charity which works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage. NADFAS opens up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn, participate in, and preserve.

NADFAS will be funding one £2,500 bursary for one UK/EU student commencing the MA in 2017. This award will be in the form of a fee waiver.

All UK/EU applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 will be considered.

About NADFAS

The Anna Plowden Trust

  • For UK/EU accepted applicants

The Anna Plowden Trust was established in 1998 in memory of Anna Plowden who was a pioneering conservator in the private sector. The trust supports the development of skills in conservation and also help to raise awareness of conservation. Since being established, they have distributed over £500,000 in grants.

The Anna Plowden Trust accepts Conservation Training Bursary applications from applicants and continuing stained glass students each year. Awards tend to be approximately £2,500 and will be in the form of a fee waiver.   The deadline for 2017/18 will be announced early in 2017.

Please note: continuing Stained Glass students (those going into their 2nd year of study) tend to have a more successful application rate than new starters.

About The Anna Plowden Trust

American Glass Guild
James C Whitney Memorial Scholarship

  • For US accepted applicants

The AGG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creation, conservation, and history of stained, leaded and decorative glass.

Jim Whitney was a strong supporter of the American Glass Guild during its inception, and approached his life, art, and craft with great passion and a high level of integrity. We hope his zest for life and pursuit of excellence will inspire recipients of this memorial scholarship in their stained glass careers. Since 2007 the Whitney Memorial Scholarship has handed out 95 scholarships.

Recipients receive full or partial scholarships for various educational opportunities, such as conferences and workshops, or ongoing educational efforts.

All US applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 can apply for this scholarship here.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017 with notification of awards by March 31, 2017.

About the American Glass Guild

Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education

  • For UK accepted applicants

The Awards Committee of YLCE was established in 1989. It provides small awards to help British women who cannot finance their chosen educational course from their own resources and who do not qualify for support from the Student Loans Company.

The Awards Committee meets three times a year to consider the applications for grants.

All UK applicants with an offer to commence the MA in September 2017 can apply for this award here.

About the Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education

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 is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have applied for a place of study in an eligible School, Department or Centre and may only apply for funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

Applications for 2018 entry are now open. The closing deadline is 5.00pm GMT on Wednesday 24 January 2018. For full guidance, the application form and eligibility criteria, see:

http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/ahrc-competition/

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. 

2017-18 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 2017. 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 2017. 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 midnight (BST) on Sunday 7 May 2017.

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

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.