General

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 that provide a grant for living costs and cover fees at home/EU rate.

The following scholarship opportunities are available for the 2017/18 academic year:

  • Several fully funded Department scholarships (see Department tab)
  • White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership studentships (see ESRC tab)
  • White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities studentships (see AHRC tab)
  • University funding for overseas students (see University funding tab)

 

 

ESRC

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership 

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. There are two types of awards: DTP Pathway Awards and DTP Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards.

Funding from the WRDTP gives you access to:

  • a wide range of training opportunities, particularly focused on maximising the social and economic benefits of your research
  • a network of students and researchers studying in your discipline across Yorkshire
  • a network of interdisciplinary contacts and the opportunity to develop expertise working across disciplines.

Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2017/18, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,553; 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.

  1. You must apply for a place on an eligible programme. Apply for the PhD in Politics here. Find out more about the MA in Social Research here. This application is reviewed and processed by the University of York.
  2. You must apply for the scholarship separately. This application is reviewed and processed by the WRDTP. 

Eligible applicants must complete both steps.

Deadlines

The closing date for applications is 5pm (UK time) on 24 January 2018.

By this date eligible applicants should have an offer for the programme and have applied to the WRDTP for the scholarship.

AHRC

WRoCAH 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. 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 available from the WRoCAH website.

This scholarship is most suited to students whose proposed research project is in the broad field of political theory. If your proposed research project is not in political theory, please explore other funding options.

Please note: standard AHRC rules on eligibility apply. Non-UK applicants should read the information on the WRoCAH website here carefully.

Please note: there are two steps to the application process.

  1. You must apply for a place on a PhD programme. Apply for the PhD in Politics here. This application is reviewed and processed by the Department of Politics.
  2. You must apply for the scholarship separately here. This application is reviewed and processed by WRoCAH. 

Eligible applicants must complete both steps.

Deadlines

The closing date for applications is 5pm (UK time) on 24 January 2018.

By this date eligible applicants should have an offer for the programme and have applied to WRoCAH for the scholarship.

Department

PhD Department scholarships available for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 receive a conditional and/or unconditional offer from the University by 24 January 2018.  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. 

The Graduate Research Director will chair an academic committee to allocate the scholarships, and awards will be confirmed by May 2018.

University funding

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate.
 
For 2018/19 applicants there will be 3 types of scholarship:
  • Overseas Research Scholarship - 6 scholarships comprised of a fee waiver + £5000 annual stipend, covering 3 years of registration
  • Scholarship for Overseas Students - several scholarships comprised of a 25% discount on tuition fees, covering 3 years of registration
  • Scholarship for continuing students (Masters to PhD) - 6 scholarships comprised of a £5000 reduction in tuition fees for first year
You can find more information here.
 
Students must have applied for a place on the PhD in Politics by 31 January 2018 in order to be eligible for these scholarships; there is no separate application process.

Other

Information on funding provided centrally by the University of York is available 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 O'Brien, Graduate School Co-ordinator

+44 (0) 1904 323561

liz.obrien@york.ac.uk

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