Postgraduate research funding for international (including EU) students

We offer scholarships, bursaries and other funding to help you with tuition fees and living expenses.

Opportunities for 2022/23 entry will continue to be updated, so please check this page throughout the year.

Types of funding

Government schemes, like Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), are the main sources of financial support for postgraduate researchers. We award over £7m of funding each year through UK Research and Innovation (ukri.org).

These opportunities are open to students who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate. If you're unsure whether you're classed as a UK or international student for fee purposes, check your fee status.

If you're already studying a degree at another university, you can apply to spend time at York as a visiting student. Find out about tuition fees for visiting students.

Opportunities for 2022/23 entry

We'll continue to add new and returning opportunities once confirmed throughout the year.

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Open Competition Studentships

The Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Open Competition scholarships suit student-led PhD projects within the AHRC remit of Histories, Cultures and Heritage, Creative and Performing Arts, and Languages and Literature.

  • Funding: £15,609+ per annum, plus tuition fees
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield

  • Funding: £16,062+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

BBSRC White Rose DTP (WR DTP) in Mechanistic Biology

This prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership and its strategic application brings together world-class molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Application deadline: Monday 28 February 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

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.

  • Funding: 100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees
  • Application deadline: Monday 7 February 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: Students from China

ESRC White Rose Social Sciences DTP (WR DTP) Scholarships

The Economic and Social Research Council White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan.

  • Funding: ESRC stipend (£15,609 in 2021/22) plus full fee waiver
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

NERC DTP in Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE)

This prestigious Natural Environment Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnership brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research.

  • Funding: A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI (£15,609 for 2021/22 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate
  • Application deadline: Friday 14 January 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

ONAOSI Foundation postgraduate scholarships

We're proud to offer limited National Opera for the Assistance of Italian Health Orphans scholarships for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

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

  • Funding: Covers tuition fees, £22,000 stipend, research and training costs
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Other schemes and resources

Departmental opportunities

Many of our departments and centres offer additional opportunities and specialised guidance on funding your studies.

Opportunities from last year

We update many of our opportunities annually, so some of those listed below may soon become available again for applications.

There are no scholarships or funding opportunities to show here right now. You may still be able to find a funding option that you are eligible for on our undergraduate funding or postgraduate funding pages.