Postgraduate Funding

We are one of the largest and most influential Politics Departments in the UK.

Research is at the heart of what we do, and we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference as well as driving forwards knowledge and understanding of Politics and International Relations on a global scale.

We offer a range scholarships to support Masters students.

Masters Department Scholarships

We award several Department scholarships each academic year. Applicants with either a conditional or unconditional offer are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships cover tuition fees at the UK / EU rate; students liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate will need to fund the remainder of their tuition fee through alternative means.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or professional experience relevant to the programme applied for. Students who have applied to any of the MA programmes run by the Department of Politics (this excludes the MA in Social Research) may apply for the scholarships.

The deadline for applications has now passed. 

ā€ŒPostgraduate loans

If you're starting a Masters from September 2016 you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.

PG Loans - Fact sheet (PDF  , 668kb) 

The loans scheme is now open for applications and you can apply online

Please note: Unfortunately EU students studying on the two-year Mundus MAPP in Public Policy are not eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan.

Further information can also be found here.

Alumni

The University offers a discount in taught postgraduate Masters tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of York. The discount is available to both Home/EU and Overseas students. 

 See more information about the York Graduate Loyalty Discount

Chevening

You will find information on the full range of Chevening scholarships on the Chevening website

Chevening/University of York Partnership Award (for students from China)

Eligible students applying to our MA in International Relations may apply for a joint-funded Masters scholarship in collaboration with Chevening.

If you wish to be considered for this award you should select the University of York as your first preference in your Chevening application.

GREAT University of York Scholarships - India 2017

We are delighted to offer two scholarships worth £5,250 each. Scholarships are offered in conjunction with British Council India and are designed for Indian students who are coming to the UK for further study.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or professional experience relevant to the programme applied for. Students who have applied to any of the MA programmes run by the Department of Politics (this excludes the MA in Social Research) may apply for the scholarships.

The deadline for applications is midnight Wednesday 31 May 2017. Only applications received by the deadline will be considered.

If you are eligible and want to apply for these scholarships, please complete the 2017/18 Great India scholarship application form (MS Word  , 46kb) and send it to poli-graduate-office@york.ac.uk by midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Altajir Trust - MA in Post War Recovery Studies

We are delighted to offer a scholarship in conjunction with the Altajir Trust for applicants to the MA in Post War Recovery Studies.

The scholarship is comprised of a partial tuition fee waiver. A contribution of £8,120 will be paid directly to the University on your behalf. Students will need to cover the remainder of the tuition fee and any additional expenses.

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • Be from Iraq, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories, Syria, or Yemen
  • Be resident in an Arab country and not hold British residence
  • Have a good first degree (equivalent to a 2:1)
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or otherwise meet the English language requirements for admission to the MA programme)
  • Have an offer for the MA in Post War Recovery Studies by the scholarship deadline of midnight on 7 July 2017

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of applicants effectively demonstrating that a Masters degree is of clear benefit to their home country or the wider Arab world and that they intend to return to their home country (or another Arab country) after the completion of their studies.

The deadline for applications is midnight Friday 7 July. Only applications received by the deadline will be considered.

If you are eligible and want to apply for this scholarship, please complete the 2017/18 Altajir Scholarship (MS Word  , 48kb) and send it to poli-graduate-office@york.ac.uk by midnight on Friday 7 July 2017

Other Scholarships available

Information on funding provided centrally by the University of York is available here.

Country-specific information can be found here.

Other potential funding sources:

Read our UK EU PG Funding leaflet 2017-18 (PDF  , 820kb)

Who to contact

For information on any of the funding sources mentioned here please contact:

Liz and Sarah in the Graduate Office

+44 (0) 1904 323561

poli-graduate-office@york.ac.uk