Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for research students are set by the University. Information regarding the fees for both Home/EU and Overseas students can be found through the following link. The Centre for Medieval Studies charges fees at the lower (classroom-based) rate. In addition, there is advice about determining your fee status for international students, and a useful guide about living costs and your complete student budget. 

AHRC Scholarships (PhD)

UK and EU students who are offered a place for a PhD in Medieval Studies at York are then eligible to apply for an AHRC Scholarship through the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH).
WRoCAH allocates AHRC funding for over 50 doctoral studentships per year in the Arts and Humanities at the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield.  Applications must be made through WRoCAH's website:

and the deadline for applications will be 24 January 2018.

Once students have received their offer of a place to study a PhD in Medieval Studies at York, the Director of the Centre will provide guidance and advice on the process of applying for funding from WRoCAH.  

For more information, see

Wolfson Scholarships

Open to all students in receipt of an offer on the PhD programme to commence their studies in 2018.  Students will have completed a Masters level qualification before commencing with the PhD.  There are four scholarships available with at least one in each of the areas of History, Literature and Languages.

Information on how to apply will be available from the main university funding pages: HOWEVER, all CMS applicants should contact the CMS Director before applying for advice and direction (

Government loans

Loans of up to £25,000 available to both full and part-time PhD students are expected to be confirmed later this year.  It is anticipated that the loans will be available for all subject areas for PhD-level qualifications lasting up to 6 years.  Students have to be ordinarily resident in England and aged under 60.  Repayments will not be required until students are earning £21,000 or more per annum.  For further information please check:

Funding for Overseas Students


Scholarships for Overseas Students (SOS)

25% fees waiver for each year of study - these awards are based on merit and financial need.  For further information consult:

Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS)

ORS Scholarships offer a fee waiver at the overseas rate and a stipend of £5,000 in the first year of study.  Awards are based on merit and financial need.  For further information consult:

Scholarships for Continuing Students (OCS)

Scholarships for Continuing Students (Masters to PhD).  These scholarships offer a fees waiver of £5,000 in the first year of study.  For further information consult:

More information on how to apply will appear soon on the information links above.

China Scholarships Council

Full Scholarships are available for Chinese citizens who are permanent residents in China and wish to commence a PhD at York commencing September 2018.  Applicants must have received an unconditional offer of study for the PhD by 2 February 2018 (conditional if currently doing a York MA).  Further information avialable from:

Other Useful Links:

Advice on funding for postgraduate study advice for UK residents
Search for postgraduate funding
Postgraduate Studentships
FindAPhd scholarships
Research Professional