Postgraduate research funding for UK (home) students

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

Funding opportunities open and close all the time, 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 (

UK Government loans

You may be entitled to a postgraduate loan to help fund your studies.

Funding for students with disabilities

If you have a mental health problem, long-term illness or any other disability, you may be eligible for additional financial support.

Funding opportunities

The following opportunities are currently open for applications.

Snowdon Masters Scholarship

The Snowdon Trust Masters Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled students through higher education, creating the influencers of the future.

  • Funding: Up to £30,000 (up to £15,000 towards tuition fees and up to £15,000 towards living costs grant)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Thursday 29 February 2024, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

York Graduate Research School PhD Scholarship

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home fee status) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Application deadline: Friday 5 April 2024, 11.59am BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Departmental opportunities

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

Other schemes and resources

External opportunities are not vetted or endorsed by the University.

Previous opportunities

Many funding opportunities are renewed annually. Some of those listed below may reopen for applications later in the year.