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Maria Bourboulis UK/International masters scholarship 2022/2023


Type: MA
Location: York, UK
Funding for: UK/International students
Funding amount: fee waiver + £4,050 stipend (paid in quarterly installments)
The scholarship covers a fee waiver at the home or international tuition fee rate. Please note, priority will be given to candidates who do not already have a Masters-level qualification.
Start Date September 2022
Time: Full time for one year
Application Deadline: 4pm (GMT), Friday 8 July 2022

The Maria Bourboulis scholarship fund is awarded in memory of York Alumna Maria Bourboulis – to continue to support Sociology students.

Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up this MA scholarship opportunity in the Department of Sociology at the University of York.

Eligibility and availability

In order to be eligible you must:

  • Have applied for place a on a full time Masters course on one of the following courses:
    • MA in Criminology and Social Research
    • MA in Social Media and Social Research
    • MA in Society, Culture and Globalisation
    • MA in Sociology (by Research)
  • Begin your Masters studies in September 2022
  • Have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent prior to commencing the Masters programme.

English language

If English is not your first language you should also read the English Language requirements for postgraduate study for each department.

Application procedure

First, to apply for the scholarship, you will need to submit a formal Masters application through the University’s online application system.

Application documents include a personal statement, a CV, previous degree certificates, academic transcripts and one reference letter. Please explain in your personal statement why you would like to undertake an MA/ MSc in our department at York and how the scholarship would be useful for you to achieve your goals. 

Please indicate on your application documents that you intend to apply for The Maria Bourboulis MA Scholarship.

Second, you must also submit a separate copy of your application to the Department of Sociology ( and a 200 words statement about the usefulness of the scholarship in order to achieve your goals.

The deadline for submitting applications is:

4pm (GMT) on 8 July 2022.

N.B. If you have already applied for an MA/ MSc with us, you can write to us and tell us that you would like to be considered for the scholarship. Please provide a short additional text about the usefulness of the scholarship in order to achieve your goals. 

Terms and conditions

Successful candidates will be sent a formal letter confirming the offer of the Scholarship. The letter sets out the value and duration of the award. The letter asks candidates to accept the Terms of the Scholarship.

For scholarships with stipends
Award holders receive the balance as a cash bursary that will be paid directly into their preferred bank account.

For all scholarships and studentships
Continued receipt of all Scholarship is conditional upon satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship holders should notify their Department in the following circumstances:

  • you take leave of absence
  • you change your programme of study
  • your registration status changes (e.g. Full time to part time)
  • you withdraw from your programme