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)
  • China Scholarship Council scholarships (see CSC 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.

It will give 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 2016/17, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,296.

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.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm.

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

  1. You must apply for a place on a PhD programme or the MA in Social Research. 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 the WRDTP. Please email a completed draft in Word format of the 4,000 character research proposal (relating to the ‘Your research / project title / description / fieldwork’ section of the online application) to poli-graduate-office@york.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 16 January 2017. Members of the Department of Politics Research Committee will return comments by Wednesday 18 January, prior to your submission of the final draft of your application to the WRDTP by 1 February 2017.

 

AHRC

WRoCAH studentships 2017-18

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.

The deadline for submitting your scholarship application is 5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

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

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm.

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. Please email a completed draft of this application to poli-graduate-office@york.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 16 January 2017; members of the Department of Politics Research Committee will return comments by Wednesday 18 January, for you to incorporate into your final draft to be submitted to WRoCAH by 1 February 2017.

Department

PhD Department scholarships available for the 2017/18 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 1 February 2017.  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 2017.

CSC

The University of York is pleased to offer up to 10 joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC).

The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and York and CSC priorities.

Each scholarship covers:

  • 100% of tuition fees for the full duration of the CSC funding period
  • A grant for living costs
  • One return flight from China
  • UK visa fees

Information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be found here.

On the application form interested applicants should select "UoY China Scholarship Council Funded PhD" for the question "How do you intend to finance your studies?".

In order to be eligible for this scholarship we advise you to apply for a place on the PhD programme by mid-December 2016. This gives us time to process your application.

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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