Postgraduate fees and funding

Detailed information on annual tuition fees and the university's full list of postgraduate funding opportunities can be found here.

The UK/EU Postgraduate Financial Guide 2017/18 can be found here.

Further details of funding opportunities for 2016/17 will be published on this page as they become available.

Please note that 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, for taught programmes this should be the Chair of the Graduate School Board, Heather Marsden (; If you have not yet been allocated a research supervisor, you should email a draft copy of your proposal and funding application to Heather Marsden.

PhD funding opportunities

Candidates working on research topics supervised within our department are eligible to apply for various awards.

PhD in Linguistics Studentship

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship starting in October 2017. Any aspect of linguistics within the areas of expertise of the staff in the department ( is eligible for support.

The studentship includes a fee waiver at the UK/EU level and a stipend of £14,296 per year.

Please see the following website for more details on eligibility and the application procedure:

AHRC Doctoral Studentships

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 UK/EU 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 of Centre and may only apply for funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The studentship application form and details of how to apply are only available from the WRoCAH Doctoral Studentships page.

  • The application deadline for this award for 2017/18 has passed (5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 1 February 2017).

ESRC Studentships

More information on the available awards can be found on the White Rose Social Science DTC page HERE or the University of York's ESRC Studentships information page HERE.

If you have any queries, please contact Prof Peter Sells on

  • The application deadline for these awards for 2017/18 has passed (12 noon (GMT) on Wednesday 1 February 2017).

Funding for Masters students

UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme

If you're starting a Masters programme after September 2016 you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000. For more details and to check your eligibility, please see the UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme page.

Masters fee discount for York Graduates

If you have completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

York offers a discount in taught postgraduate Masters tuition fees for all Home, EU and International alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of York.

Departmental Studentships

MSc in Forensic Speech Science Studentships 

The Department offers two studentships, each to the value of £3,500 towards course fees, for students who have no other funding. Studentship applications are reviewed each year on 30th March. 

Funding for overseas students

The University offers several scholarships for taught and research students who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate.  

University of York – China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

The University of York is offering up to 10 joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD in the 2016/17 academic year. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and York and CSC priorities.

While Language & Linguistic Science is not a priority subject area for this scheme, PhD applicants to this department may register their interest in being considered for one of these scholarships if a place is available. For further details please see the CSC Research Scholarships webpage.

Other funding opportunities

Philological Society Masters bursary

In previous years, the Philological Society has offered a limited number of bursaries, for students embarking on a postgraduate Masters programme in the areas of linguistics or philology.

Special funding

The University has available other sources of funding with special and specific requirements, e.g. hardship or disability. A full list can be found here.

Other overseas scholarships

The University also maintains a list of other overseas scholarships (e.g. Fulbright, Commonwealth etc.) with more specific eligibility criteria.

Who to contact

For admissions enquiries:

For funding specific enquiries:

Taught masters courses

Research programmes