Postgraduate research funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to postgraduate researchers 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 Masters funding.

Contact us

History admissions

history-admissions@york.ac.uk

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield. Three awards are available at York, for research students contributing to specified projects.

  • 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

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

  • 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

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)

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