Masters funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to Masters students in the Department of History.

Your chosen course, level of study and other statuses may all affect your eligibility for the opportunities listed here.

If you are applying for a Masters by Research, you may also be eligible for postgraduate research funding.

Contact us

History admissions

history-admissions@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322981

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

The Alcuin Scholarship

An annual award of £3,600 towards tuition fees for a full-time student taking the MA in Medieval History.

  • Funding: £3,600
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

MA Renaissance and Early Modern Studies scholarships

The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies offers four scholarships for the MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Four

The Hampson Scholarship

An annual stipend of £3,000 to a full-time student who has applied to study on one of the Department of History’s MA programmes.

  • Funding: £3,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Departmental Scholarships

The Department of History is pleased to offer two partial fee waivers, each worth £1,000.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 2

The McCormack Scholarship

A full fee waiver at the Home/UK rate to a full-time student who has applied to study on one of the Department of History’s MA programmes.

  • Funding: Fee waiver at the UK (home) rate
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

Wellcome Trust Scholarships for the MA in Medical History and Humanities

The MA in Medical History and Humanities has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Masters Programme Award in Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Funding: Fee waiver at the UK (Home) rate, and a stipend of £16,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 2

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

Commonwealth Scholarships

The University of York is a host university for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Various opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of awards are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Funding: various
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

Snowdon Masters Scholarship

The Snowdon Trust Masters Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled students through higher education, creating the influencers of the future.

  • Funding: up to £30,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 March 2023, 12pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: up to 12

Extracurricular funding

While not directly related to your studies, these opportunities can help you get the most from your time at York.

Yorkshire Bach Choir

These awards pay for vocal lessons for any students contributing to ensembles and singing in the Yorkshire Bach Choir. It could also be to increase the lesson allowance of Music students, particularly those who are part-time and specialising in performance.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

York Minster Scholarship

York Minster offers choral and organ scholarships lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses who are undergraduate or postgraduate students.

  • Funding: £5,740
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

St Wilfrid's Church Scholarship

St Wilfrid's Catholic Church offers choral scholarships lasting 12 months for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to form a quartet.

  • Funding: £1,300
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers choral and organ scholarships lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses.

  • Funding: £5,740 per annum
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 1.37pm GMT
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

Previous funding opportunities

These opportunities are closed to applications. They may reopen in future years.

Further information

Contact us

History admissions

history-admissions@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322981