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 2018/19


PhD Funding


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 2018/19 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:

You must obtain an unconditional offer of study on our PhD programme by 2 February 2018. If you are a current York masters student you must obtain a conditional offer by this date. We recommend that you submit your application by early-December in order to give us time to consider your application.


WRoCAH 2018 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 this year's competition are now open. Anyone considering applying for this scholarship at York should contact Janet Eldred, the Research Student Administrator, at, who will provide further details about how we will work with you on your WRoCAH application.


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:

Applications for 2018 are now open, and due by 12 February 2018.


Graduate Teaching Scholarships for PhD Students

The Department of Philosophy's Graduate Teaching Scholarships (GTS) 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. Successful candidates teach up to 6 hours a week in seminars for first-year undergraduates during term time, mark student work and assist in monitoring the academic progress of first-year students. Training is provided. Subject to satisfactory performance and academic progress, scholarships last for up to three years.

This year's competition is now closed. Information about next year's competition will be posted here in late Spring 2018.


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 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 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. Full details of these awards and the application process will be available here in early November 2017.

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.