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UK Funding Only

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme 2020

This UK Scholarship Programme is part of the charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television.
The BAFTA UK scholarship programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible postgraduate courses in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, winner or nominee and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

Eligible course: MA/MSc Film and Television Production with Sound.

Please register your interest with BAFTA for 2020. 

UK/EU Funding Only

PhD studentship

We invite applications for an interdisciplinary PhD studentship entitled “Conceptualising interactive & immersive fictional story design founded in film and TV”. The studentship is funded as part of the XR Stories project at the University of York and the successful candidate will be based in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media and work in strong collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI).

The deadline for applying is Sunday 20 September 2020.

MSc by Research studentship

The following MSc by Research studentship is available, beginning in the 2020/21 academic year:
 
Story Seeds – Growing Storied Experiences from Outdoor Cultural Heritage Sites through Tangible Interactive Artefacts
 
The Story Seeds project will explore ways to gather and retell visitor experiences of outdoor cultural heritage sites in the UK and will work with participants to design sensor-based, tactile interactive artefacts to capture their experience of a physical site as narrative – a personal memento of their visit to take home.
 
The project asks questions about the ways we can generate storied experiences of visits, offering novel ways to capture and share them as interactive artefacts that draw on the outside world (e.g. weather conditions, location, news feeds) as well as visitors’ interpretations and emotions. It reflects on the impermanence of human memory, the challenges of maintaining digital technology in heritage contexts, and will support future research on longitudinal evaluation of cultural heritage experiences. 
 
This one year MSc by Research in Interactive Media is funded by XR Stories. The studentship will cover the tuition fee at the home/EU rate (£4,407 in 2020/21) and a stipend at the standard research council rate for one year (£15,285 in 2020/21). International (non-EU) candidates are also welcome to apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and international tuition fee rates (approximately £17,000). 
 
The deadline for applying is 5pm BST Wednesday 9 September 2020.

UK/EU and International Funding

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10 per cent Masters fee discount.

Audio Engineering Society (AES) - Educational Foundation Awards

If you are interested in applying to our Masters in Film and Television Production with Sound or would like to do a research degree in the field of audio, we encourage applicants to look into the Educational Foundation Awards managed by the Audio Engineering Society.

Funding awarded is generally in the region of $5,000 and will go towards your tuition fees at TFTV.  Applications to the AES are open from March 15 to May 15 every year.

Please visit http://www.aes.org/education/foundation/

TFTI PhD Student Bursaries

The TFTI bursary competition will proceed as planned, with applications due on 27 March. In recognition of the delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak you are NOT required to contact and confirm a supervisor for your project before you submit your application (they may not be able to correspond with you at this time).

You ARE required to submit the google form to apply for the bursary itself and your application for admission to the University of York, indicating the name of your preferred supervisor. After we receive the applications we will contact you further instructions.

The Department of Theatre, Film. Television and Interactive Media at the University of York invites applications for a bursary for new and first-year PhD students in any of the department's subject areas:  theatre, film, television or interactive media/digital culture. The bursary will provide home/EU tuition and a stipend worth £15,000 per annum for a period of up to three years.

All of the following students are eligible to apply:

  • Current first-year TFTI PhD students (from any start date in 2019-20) and new PhD applicants/offer holders (for October, January or April 2020-2021)
  • UK, EU and international students (international students, please note that the bursary will only cover tuition at the UK/EU rate; you will need to cover the remainder of your tuition from other sources)
  • Part-time and full-time students
  • PhD by research and PhD by creative practice

To apply, the following must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 27 March, 2020:

  • the application google form. You can edit your response after you submit it, up until the 27 March deadline.
  • (new applicants only) your application for admission to the PhD.  You do not need to have an offer by that date, but your complete application must be submitted. For more information, see Apply to a research degree. You must contact a potential supervisor before you submit your application (view our staff's research interests), confirm that they are willing to supervise you, and name them on your application.

Applications will be assessed on the quality of your degree qualifications and/or professional/life experience that has prepared you for PhD study, the quality of your research proposal, and the fit of your project with the department’s research interests.

If you have questions please email Dr Lisa Peschel, Director of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research, at lisa.peschel@york.ac.uk

The deadline is 5pm Friday 27 March 2020.

2020 Acton Society Trust PhD Scholarships - Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the University will be funding two one-off PhD scholarships in 2020/21 thanks to a generous gift from the Acton Society Trust.

Each of the two scholarships will offer:

  • Tuition fees (at home rate)
  • A maintenance stipend of around £15,000 per year
  • A £2,000 per annum allowance for research, training and conference attendance costs
  • A £5,000 transitional allowance following completion of the degree

One of the scholarships will be located at the Morrell Centre for Toleration within the Law School and one of the scholarships is open to students in any discipline. It is anticipated that both scholarship-holders will be studying in an area of relevant to the interests and work of the Acton Society Trust and Ted Goodman, and that both will play an active role in the Morrell Centre for Toleration.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have applied for, and ideally be in receipt of an offer of a place on a PhD programme by 31 January 2020
  • Expect to begin your PhD studies on 1 October 2020 (deferrals beyond 1 January 2021 are not permitted)
  • Have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent prior to commencing the PhD
  • Have completed a masters-level qualification before commencing the PhD
The deadline for applications has now passed.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities 2020/21 

The Wolfson Foundation awards funding to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. There are three scholarships available for 2020/21 with at least one in each of the areas of History, Literature (includes TFTI), and Languages.

Each scholarship offers £29,500 each year (over three years) and covers:

  • tuition fees (at home/EU or overseas rate)
  • a maintenance stipend of around £20,000 per year
  • some research and training costs

To be eligible you must hold a PhD offer from the department to start on October 2020. For further information please click here.

The closing deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 5pm.

International Funding Only

YGRS Overseas Research Scholarship

For applicants holding an offer to study a PhD at York. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.

  • You will not need to pay any tuition fees and you'll receive a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for each year of your enrolment.
  • A competitive scholarship based on academic merit and financial need.
  • You will have applied for a place of study on a PhD programme at York by 31 January 2020.
  • You will start your research studies in the 2020/21 academic year (between 1 October 2020 and 1 September 2021)
  • You must be liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate.
  • Further details are available on the University's Funding for International Research Students webpage.

The deadline for applications has now passsed.

Academic Excellence scholarships for Postgraduate Taught Students

These scholarships are split into two categories:

  • Academic Excellence scholarships offering a £5,000 tuition fee discount for the first year of study, for high ability students of any non-EU country.
  • Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £10,000 for the first year of study, for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific country.
  • Region-specific Academic Excellence scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £10,000 for the first year of study, for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific region.

Find out more and apply.

Applications will close Thursday 30 April 2020, 11.59pm GMT.

CSC PhD Studentship 2018

  • We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD in the 2018/19 academic year. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities.
  • CSC PhD Studentship information on how to apply. You must obtain an unconditional offer of study on a PhD programme by 15 February 2019.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

SENESCYT Scholarships for Ecuadorian applicants

There are funding opportunities for students from Ecuador through SENESCYT. Further details can be found on the Programa de Becas Internacionales de Posgrado website. Applicants must have an offer from the University before the closing deadline.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships support excellence in UK higher education and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth.

You must Hold an unconditional offer from the university by the time you submit your scholarship application (a conditional offer with only a financial condition is acceptable).

For further information, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

2020 Commonwealth Master's and PhD Scholarships Applications

Please note that Applications are now open for 2020 Commonwealth Master’s and PhD Scholarships.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), these Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Candidates are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully and to ensure they meet the full eligibility criteria as stated in the terms and conditions. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit:

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/phd-scholarships-least-developed-countries-and-fragile-states/

The deadline for applications has now passed.

Chinese Student Funding Only

Chinese Scholarships Council (CSC) joint research scholarships 2020/21

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD in the 2020/21 academic year. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities.

  • CSC PhD Studentship information on how to apply. You must obtain an unconditional offer of study on a PhD programme by the 5th February 2020.

The deadline for applications are open until Wednesday 5th February, 11.59pm.

 

BAFTA Chinese Nationals Scholarship Programme 2020

This scholarship programme offers support to talented Chinese nationals, enabling their study of film, television or games as an international student in the UK. Chinese nationals can apply for up to £5,000 towards course fees. The scholarship recipients will also be mentored by industry professionals, and have free access to BAFTA events.

Eligible course: MA/MSc Film and Television Production with Sound Design, MA/MSc Film and Television Production with Visual Effects, MA Digital Film and Television Production.

Register your interest for 2020 here.