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

PhD Funding

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD Students

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for citizens of low and middle 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.

This year's competition is now closed.

Graduate Teaching Scholarships for PhD Students

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York wishes to award three Graduate Teaching Scholarships to support students working towards a postgraduate research degree in the Department. The scholarships will provide valuable teaching experience for those intending to pursue an academic career. The Department especially welcomes applications from suitably qualified women and persons from ethnic minorities.

Any potential candidates who have not already applied to the Department’s postgraduate research programme must do so separately before the closing date for these scholarships (see:

Successful candidates will teach up to 6 hours a week in seminars and tutorials for first-year undergraduates during term time, mark student work and assist in monitoring the academic progress of first-year students. Training will be provided.

Scholarships start at £7,500 p.a. and a fee waiver at the home rate is also included. Subject to satisfactory performance and academic progress, scholarships last for up to three years. The scholarships on offer start from 1 October 2019.

How to apply

More information, including job description, person specification and how to apply, can be downloaded here: GTS person spec 2019 (PDF , 664kb).

Further details are available from David Worsley at Please include ‘Graduate Teaching Scholarship’ in the subject heading of your email.

This year's competition is now closed.

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 closed.  

WRoCAH 2019 PhD 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 doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. This year, WRoCAH is able to offer around 48 AHRC studentships to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York. 

This year's competition is now closed.  

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:

This year's competition is now closed.  

York Graduate Research School scholarships for overseas research students

These prestigious scholarships, awarded by the York Graduate Research School, offer full funding (covering 100% of tuition fees, a stipend commensurate with the UKRI rate, plus a research training support grant) for the duration of a student's enrolment period. See here for more details.

This year's competition is now closed.

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 for postgraduate and graduate taught courses at York: Fees for 2019/20

Masters Funding

For general information about funding please visit: Funding.

The Jane Tomlinson Masters Scholarship 

For September 2019 entry, the Department of Philosophy will be offering the Jane Tomlinson Masters Scholarship which is in the form of a fee-waiver at the UK/EU  rate.

Students applying for the taught MA in Philosophy on either a full or part-time basis will be considered for the Scholarship automatically provided that their course application has been received by midnight (UK time) on 28 February 2019.  

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The successful candidate will be notified by 19 March 2019 and reserve candidates will also be notified.

The awarding of the Scholarship will be subject to candidates meeting any outstanding conditions of their offer of a place on the Taught MA in Philosophy and registration on the programme.

This year's competition has 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 Greg Currie, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for Research Programmes.

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