Postgraduate fees and funding

In considering the financing of a postgraduate degree at York, an important point to bear in mind is that York is a relatively inexpensive place in which to study. Rents for University accommodation are among the lowest in the country, and single overseas students who apply by the due date of the application are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their course. Information about the complete range of awards offered at the University is available on the Postgraduate fees and funding page.

PhD, MPhil, MA by Research Fees

Find out about tuition fees and funding for research degrees at York:

Postgraduate research: fees for 2019/20 and 2018/19

PhD Funding

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD Students

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for citizens of high income Commonwealth countries. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit Please note: You must hold an unconditional offer from the University of York by the time you submit your application.

The 2019 competition has not yet been announced.

Graduate Teaching Scholarships for PhD Students

Our Graduate Teaching Scholarships support students working towards a postgraduate research degree in the Department. The scholarships provide valuable teaching experience for those intending to pursue an academic career. Potential candidates must first apply to the Department’s postgraduate research programme separately (see:

More information will be available soon.

UK Government Doctoral Loan Scheme

The UK Government has introduced a doctoral loan scheme for students taking a PhD degree. Further details about eligibility and how to apply can be found at

China Scholarships Council (CSC) competition

The University of York is pleased to offer up to 10 (ten) 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 2019/20 academic year. Awards will be based on academic merit and CSC priorities. Applicants for a CSC scholarship will find full information about the scholarships and eligibility and application instructions at:

This year's competition is now open.  

WRoCAH 2019 PhD studentship competition

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 doctoral 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 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 or 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 website:

Applications for the 2019 scheme open on 5 November 2018.  

British Society for the Philosophy of Science Doctoral Scholarship Competition

The British Society for the Philosophy of Science offers a scholarship for doctoral work in the philosophy of science at a UK university, subject to a candidate of sufficient merit presenting themselves. More information is available here:

The 2019 competition has not yet been announced 

York Graduate Research School Scholarships for Overseas Research Students

These prestigious scholarships awarded by the York Graduate Research School offer a range of tuition fee discounts. The scholarships are open to international students applying to study a PhD at York. See here for more details.

Applications for 2019/20 are now open, until 31 January 2019.

Additional Funding Sources

Further information about funding sources for postgraduate study in the UK is available from the British Philosophical Association website at:

Masters and Graduate Diploma Fees

Find out about fees and funding for postgraduate taught courses at York:

Postgraduate taught: fees for 2018/19

Masters Funding

Masters Fee Waiver Award for 2018/19

The Department of Philosophy has one fee waiver award available for a student starting the taught MA in Philosophy in September 2018. The fee waiver is at the UK/EU rate and is available to a student applying to take the MA on a full-time basis over one year in 2018-19 or on a part-time basis over two years starting in 2018.

The competition is now closed.

Masters Fee Discount for York Graduates

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

UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government has introduced a postgraduate loan scheme for students taking a Masters degree. The scheme is available for both taught Masters and Masters by Research programmes. The loans are available for students on part-time and full-time programmes. Further details about eligibility and how to apply can be found at Government Masters loans.

Awards for Overseas Taught Students

Overseas students should consult this webpage for the most up-to-date information concerning awards for overseas students. Please note that 'overseas' usually means where you live (domicile) and not your nationality. EU nationals living outside the EU may be considered as overseas students for fee purposes.

Students should note in particular that the University awards a number of scholarships each year to overseas students (graduates and undergraduates) of high academic standard. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and the selection takes into account academic ability and financial need.

Further information


Tel: +44 (0)1904 323251

Fax: +44 (0)1904 324023

Further information can also be obtained by emailing Professor Tom Stoneham, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for Research Programmes.

or Dr Owen Hulatt, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for the Taught MA in Philosophy and Graduate Diploma Programmes.