Xenophanes Scholarship

For September 2023 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering the Xenophanes Scholarship, which will be awarded as a contribution of £5,000 towards living costs.

  • Funding: £5,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from the UK (home)
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: One
Applications for 2023/24 are closed.

Open to students from the UK (home) only.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

  • be holding an offer of a full- or part-time place on the taught MA in Philosophy or the Graduate Diploma in Philosophy by midnight (UK time) on 15 May 2023.
  • be a permanent resident in the UK, and be classified as Home (UK) in university admissions procedures.
How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 15 May 2023, 11.59pm BST

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please complete our Xenophanes Scholarship (MS Word , 12kb) form and email it to philosophy-postgrad@york.ac.uk.

How we allocate

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit with priority given to students who fulfil widening participation criteria.

The successful candidate will be notified by 30 May 2023 and reserve candidates will also be notified.

In accepting the scholarship, the successful candidate will be required to do the following:

  • attend a scholars’ welcome event on campus during the autumn term
  • write an end-of-year report and message of thanks to the donor in the summer term

The successful candidate will also be asked to volunteer to support the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) with other fundraising and stewardship activities throughout the year, but this will not be compulsory

Terms and conditions

The awarding of the scholarship will be subject to candidates meeting any outstanding conditions of their offer of a place on either the taught MA in Philosophy or the Graduate Diploma in Philosophy, and registration on either course.

Contact details

PGT Convenor

David Ingram
+44 (0)1904 323276

PGT Admissions Administrator

Carol Dixon
+44 (0)1904 323251