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PhD funding


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:

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

 Deadlines for these scholarship opportunities are typically January of the academic year before you are due to start your programme.



The ESRC competition for 2021/22 is now closed. 

We expect the 2022/23 competition to open in November 2021.


The WRoCAH competition for PhD studentships starting in October 2021 is now closed.

We expect the 2022/23 competition to open in November 2021.


We plan to update this page in November 2021 with details of department funding for people starting their PhD in October 2022.


The deadline for University funding has now passed. 

We expect to be able to update this page with information on University funding for the 2022/23 academic year in November 2021.


Information on funding provided centrally by the University of York.

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

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