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Postgraduate fees and funding

Detailed information about annual tuition fees and the University's full list of postgraduate funding opportunities can be found on the Postgraduate fees and funding page.

PhD and Masters funding at the University of York

If you are intending to submit an application for any of the funding opportunities listed, you should first contact a member of staff in the Department to discuss your application.

For research degrees, this should be your prospective supervisor, while for taught programmes this should be the Chair of the Graduate School Board, George Tsoulas (

If you have not yet been allocated a research supervisor, you should complete the Doctoral Enquiry Form.

The application forms are detailed and require considerable time to prepare. Applicants for funding in all schemes must have applied for a PhD and/or Masters place at York, and should follow the University's postgraduate applications procedure.

Enquiries about all awards and applications may be sent to Professor George Tsoulas (

Applications take place annually, so opportunities may reopen for the next academic year shortly.

Current opportunities

China Scholarships Council Scholarship

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

ONAOSI Foundation Scholarship

We're proud to offer limited National Opera for the Assistance of Italian Health Orphans scholarships for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3 plus two beneficiaries may obtain a 30% tuition

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Commonwealth Scholarship

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

EPSRC CDT in Process Industries: Net Zero (PINZ)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Process Industries: Net Zero (PINZ CDT) is a collaboration between the Process Intensification Group at Newcastle University and the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£19,237 for 2024/25 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 May 2024, 9am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3

International Regional Scholarship

Our International Regional Scholarship is here to support international undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them excel.

  • Funding: £2,500 - £9,000 (first year of study only)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

John Monash Scholarship

The John Monash Scholarship provides yearly funding to outstanding postgraduate taught and research students from Australia.

  • Funding: $75,000 AUD for each year of study
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Saturday 20 July 2024, 5pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Australia
  • Number available: 10-20

Prime Minister’s Fellowship

The Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh has been awarding Prime Minister Fellowships to government officials, university educators, and high-achieving individuals in higher education since 2018.

  • Funding: 6 million BDT
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: Students from Bangladesh

Tan Kah Kee Scholarship

The Tan Kah Kee Scholarship offers postgraduate scholarships for Singapore citizens and permanent residents pursuing full-time PhD or Masters degrees.

  • Funding: $12,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 May 2024, 11.30am BST
  • Open to: Students from Singapore

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers Choral Scholarships to join their highly skilled and internationally renowned choir for 12 months. This year there are vacancies for Alto and Tenor scholarships.

  • Funding: £7,721.33
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2023/24. The 12-month scholarships will be open to all four voice parts.

  • Funding: £500 (to be paid in 2 instalments, one in December, one in June)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 15 November 2024, 12pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Who to contact

For admissions enquiries:

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