There are many different funding and scholarship opportunities for PhD research students in Politics and International Relations. Details of our different funding schemes, including eligibility and what is available, are set out below. You should discuss the most appropriate scheme for you with your supervisor or department once you have an offer of study. Scholarships are very competitive, and your application will need to be tailored to the most appropriate source.
If you hold an offer from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of York, you are automatically considered for a studentship and you must hold an offer from us to be considered for a studentship. You are eligible if you have an offer for the PhD in Politics and International Relations (full-time or part-time).
These studentships are separate from other funding which you may be seeking (e.g., through the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership or the White Rose College for Arts and Humanities). Please make sure you look at the separate guidance for those schemes if you are interested in them.
Applicants with an interest in specific historical or theoretical topics may be eligible for:
Please consult firstname.lastname@example.org or discuss these schemes with your supervisor to find out more. These studentships are very competitive, and your application will need to be tailored to the most appropriate source.
We also participate in the WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation partnership scheme, which funds two studentships for Black British students.
If you have an offer as of the 25th January 2023 at 17:00pm (UK time) you are automatically considered for this scholarship.
Applications are assessed on the basis of
The University of York is committed to redressing systemic inequalities and disadvantages experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and students. We consider the benefits to research quality that come from belonging to a diverse community to be important.
As part of a coordinated plan to increase diversity and inclusion among our PGR community, York Graduate Research School (YGRS) is offering up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
The scholarships include:
Deadlines for these scholarship opportunities are typically January of the academic year before you are due to start your programme.
For information on any of the funding sources mentioned here please contact: