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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 WRoCAH competition for PhD studentships starting in October 2023 is now open!

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of 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 for ALL funding applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday, 25th January 2023

York Graduate Research School Scholarships

The University of York is committed to redressing systemic inequalities and disadvantages experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and students. We consider the benefits to research quality that come from belonging to a diverse community to be important.

As part of a coordinated plan to increase diversity and inclusion among our PGR community, York Graduate Research School (YGRS) is offering up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

The scholarships include:

  • UK (home)-rate tuition fees for 3 years
  • A UKRI-aligned stipend for 3.5 years, full time (currently £17,668 per year tax-free in 2022/23)
  • 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.

Further information on how to apply is to be found here.  Deadline for applications is 31 March 2023

UK Government Loans

Application details for 2023/4 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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