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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for research students are set by the University. Information regarding the fees for both home and international 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 the fee status for international students, and a useful guide about living costs. 


AHRC WRoCAH Scholarships (PhD)

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The College is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme.  

WRoCAH has around 45 AHRC studentships that will be awarded through open competition.  

Students can make one application for funding through the open competition at either Leeds, Sheffield or York. Projects are welcome from all departments, not just Arts & Humanities, so long as the research falls within the remit of the AHRC.

The studentship application form and the guidance notes for applicants are available from the WRoCAH website: 

To be eligible to apply for funding, applicants must have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

The final closing deadline is 5pm GMT on Wednesday, 26th January 2022.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

The Wolfson Foundation awards funding to outstanding students who aspire to an academic career. There are three scholarships available for 2022/23, which will be awarded to the top candidates from across History, Literature and Languages.

Each scholarship offers £30,250 each year (over three years) and covers:

  • Tuition fees (at home/international rate; where an international student is awarded, the student's department covers the difference between home and international fee rate)
  • Maintenance stipend of around £22,000 per year
  • Research and training costs.

Further details and the application form can be found at:

The final closing deadline is 5pm GMT on Wednesday, 26th January 2022.

York Graduate Research School Scholarships

York's Graduate Research School is offering up to 6 fully-funded research scholarships for UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic PhD applicants.  These scholarships include:

  • UK (home)-rate tuition fees for 3 years
  • A UKRI-aligned stipend for 3.5 years, full time (currently £15,609 per year tax-free in 2021/22)
  • An annual (for 3 years) research training support grant (RTSG) budget of either:£5k (for a lab- or field-based programme), or £2k (for a non-lab based programme)
  • Coaching, mentoring and advocacy.

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April 2022, 11.59pm BST.

Further information on how to apply is to be found here.

UK Government Loans

Application details for 2022/23 entry will open later this academic year.

For further information please see the Government webpages:

Further Information on Funding Research Degrees from the University of York

Read these pages carefully for information and advice on funding your research degree.  These pages are updated with new information and opportunities throughout the year.

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