The Department of Politics has a large and vibrant PhD community. The Department works to maximise the amount of financial support available to PhD students, and is proud to be able to offer a range of schemes.
The following scholarship opportunities are available for the 2019/20 academic year:
The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) is the structure through which PhD students within the Department access Economic and Social Research Council PhD funding to support their studies.
Funding from the WRDTP gives you access to:
Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2018/19, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,777; this changes from year to year.
These scholarships are available on a 1+3 (Masters + PhD) or a +3 (PhD only) basis. Before you apply it is important that you read the guidance here.
Please note: there are two steps to the application process.
Eligible applicants must complete both steps.
The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
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 has around 48 AHRC studentships that will be awarded through open competition.
Students can make only one application for funding through the open competition for either a student-led or a collaborative project.
The studentship application form and details of how to apply for each type of studentship are only available from the WRoCAH website. Please read the details very carefully as the application process may vary for the Collaborative Doctoral Awards with an earlier deadline for expressions of interest.
To be eligible for funding, applicants for all types of WRoCAH AHRC Studentships must have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. Apply for the PhD in Politics at the University of York here.
The final closing deadline for ALL funding applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
We award a number of Department scholarships consisting of a tuition fee waiver (at the UK/EU rate) and an annual stipend.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. You will be automatically considered if you submit an application for either the PhD in Politics or the PhD in Postwar Recovery Studies by Wednesday 23rd January 2019. There is no need for applicants to submit an additional application form.
Both students who pay fees at the overseas and UK / EU rate will be considered for the scholarships, but the scholarships will only cover tuition fees at the UK / EU rate; overseas scholarship recipients will be expected to fund the remainder of their tuition fee through alternative funds.
These scholarships are open to international students applying to study a research degree at York, beginning in the 2019/20 academic year.
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.
Find more information here.
Information on funding provided centrally by the University of York is available here.
Other potential funding sources:
Who to contact
For information on any of the funding sources mentioned here please contact:
Liz O'Brien, Graduate School Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 1904 323561