Funding for international (non-EU) students

There are a number of funding streams you can apply for to help with the cost of living and course fees. Details often depend on your personal circumstances and your area of research.

Details of our University scholarships for 2019 entry are currently being confirmed. More information will be available soon.

A good starting point when researching funding opportunities is to contact your local British Council office. They can provide up-to-date advice on what is available for your country and you can search for scholarships online.

We recommend that you start to research funding opportunities 12 to 18 months before you intend to start studying, as deadlines often fall early in the admissions cycle. In order to be eligible for most scholarships you will need to have an offer for a place on a research degree.

University scholarships 2019/20

So far the following scholarships have been confirmed for 2019/20 entry.

University of York – China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships 

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). Each scholarship includes 100% of tuition fees for the full duration of the CSC funding period which is typically three years, plus living costs support, a return flight from China and UK visa costs.


YGRS Overseas Research Scholarships 

These prestigious PhD scholarships, awarded by the York Graduate Research School, offer full funding (covering 100% of tuition fees, a stipend commensurate with the UKRI rate, plus a research training support grant) for the duration of a student’s enrolment period. Applications are open until 31 January 2019.


Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities 2019/20

With generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation, the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships fund doctoral research in three disciplines: History, Literature, and Languages.


Departmental awards

In addition, our academic departments offer some subject-specific funding opportunities. Details of these for 2019/20 are still being confirmed. Check the eligibility criteria to make sure they are open to international (non-EU) applicants before you start to apply. 

Other funding sources:

Contact us

China Scholarships Council awards
international@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323534

York Graduate Research School Overseas Research Scholarships
overseas-research-scholarships@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323268

Wolfson PG Scholarships in the Humanities
research-student-admin@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323374

Contact us

China Scholarships Council awards
international@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323534

York Graduate Research School Overseas Research Scholarships
overseas-research-scholarships@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323268

Wolfson PG Scholarships in the Humanities
research-student-admin@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323374