York Graduate Research School scholarships for overseas research students

Full funding for international students applying to study a PhD degree for 2021/22 entry.

  • Funding: £15,000 per year (approx), plus fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research
  • Number available: 3-4
Applications for 2021/22 are open until Friday 29 January 2021, 11.59pm GMT

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 your enrolment period.

Successful applicants from LMIC countries will have their initial visa cost covered by the award.

Eligibility

Open to International (including EU) students only.

You must:

  • have applied for a place of study on a PhD programme at York by 29 January 2021
  • be liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate
  • start your research studies in the 2021/22 academic year (between 1 October 2021 and 1 September 2022)

You must not hold a 100 per cent tuition fee scholarship from elsewhere or be fully sponsored.

Distance learning students are eligible to apply, however if successful, would be awarded a full fee waiver only.

Applicants for the following pathways are not eligible to apply for the YGRS Overseas Research Scholarships:

  • Hull York Medical School
  • International Pathway College
  • Kaplan International College London
  • Students applying for MPhil or MA by Research programmes
How to apply

Application deadline: Friday 29 January 2021, 11.59pm GMT

There isn't a separate application form for these scholarships. Depending on your application status, you can be considered for these awards in two ways:

  • When you apply for your PhD
    Select the 'UoY Overseas Research Scholarship' option from the drop-down menu when asked how you intend to finance your studies.
  • If you've already applied
    Email the Postgraduate Administrator in your department and ask them to add the ‘UoY Overseas Research Scholarship’ tag to your PhD programme application before the scholarship deadline.
How we allocate

Each department selects one preferred and one reserve nominee. If you are selected, your department will pass your details to the University selection panel, with a supporting statement outlining:

  • your academic excellence
  • how your project fits with the department’s research or international strategy
  • how your project fits with the University’s research or international strategy

The selection panel will rank the nominees based on your departments' supporting statements and the strength of your PhD application.

Accepting your scholarship

We aim to notify successful applicants in late March 2021. You will receive a formal letter offering the scholarship, which you must accept within two weeks.

Terms and conditions

You must accept your scholarship within two weeks of being offered it. Otherwise, you will lose your scholarship and it will be offered to another candidate.

If you defer your start at the University of York until the 2022/23 academic year, you will lose your scholarship. You are free to reapply the following year.

If you defer your start within the same academic year (for example starting 1 January 2022 instead of 1 October 2021) you can keep your scholarship.

Contact details

York Graduate Research School
+44 (0)1904 324163
overseas-research-scholarships@york.ac.uk
If you've already applied for a PhD, please contact your department's postgraduate administrator for more information:

  • Departments

  • There isn't a separate application form for these scholarships. Depending on your application status, you can be considered for these awards in two ways:

    At the point of application

    • Select the ‘UoY Overseas Research Scholarship’ option from the drop-down menu when asked how you intend to finance your studies.

    If you've already applied for your place of study

    • Email the Postgraduate Administrator in the department you've applied to and ask them to add the ‘UoY Overseas Research Scholarship’ tag to your formal PhD programme application before the deadline.

    Contact us

    York Graduate Research School
    overseas-research-scholarships@york.ac.uk
    +44 (0)1904 324163