Funding for international (non-EU) students 2020/21 entry

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.

Top tip - You should apply for funding as soon as possible. To be eligible for most scholarships you will need to hold an offer of a place.

These awards are for 2020/21 entry. Scholarships for 2021/22 entry will be confirmed in the autumn.

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.

Departmental and alumni funding

We also offer some department-funded scholarships, as well as awards made possible thanks to the generous donations of York alumni and donors. Check the eligibility criteria to make sure they are open to international (non-EU) applicants before you start to apply.

University scholarships

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

Applications for 2020/21 have now closed.

Up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC) are offered to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD. They are awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities.

Find out more about China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

York Graduate Research School Overseas Research Scholarships 

Applications for 2020/21 have now closed.

These prestigious PhD scholarships, awarded by the York Graduate Research School, offer full funding (covering 100 per cent 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.

Find out more about the YGRS Scholarships

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Applications for 2020/21 have now closed.

With generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation, the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships fund doctoral research in three disciplines: History, Literature, and Languages. We expect to offer these scholarships for 2020/21 entry. Further details will be available in late October.

Find out more about the Wolfson Scholarships

Acton-Goodman Scholarships

Applications for 2020/21 have now closed.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Acton Society Trust, the Acton Goodman Scholarships will fund two candidates, one of whom will be located in the Morrell Centre for Toleration within the York Law School, while the other can be from any discipline, however it is expected to be an area of relevance to the interests of the Acton Society Trust and Ted Goodman. We expect to offer these scholarships for 2020/21 entry.

Find out more about the Acton-Goodman Scholarships

Other funding sources