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Funding opportunities

Full information about the complete range of awards offered at the University is available on the postgraduate fees and funding page.

Opportunities that are currently closed may reopen for the next academic year.

Departmental opportunities for taught courses

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: ~$5,000 towards tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Saturday 15 May 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Aziz Foundation scholarships

We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to offer postgraduate scholarships for exceptional students from British Muslim backgrounds.

  • Funding: 100% tuition fee coverage at Home rate
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 11 July 2022, 9am BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme

The UK Scholarship Programme is part of the charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television.

  • Funding: £5,000 to £12,000 towards annual course fees
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 May 2021, 5pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Be Exceptional scholarships

We award many international scholarships per year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount.

  • Funding: £2,500 to £7,500
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 21 March 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a one-year Masters degree in the UK. Chevening looks for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee plus living stipend
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 2 November 2021, 11.59am GMT
  • Open to: Students from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and more (see eligibility)
  • Number available: Ten co-funded by York, plus the main awards

Equal Access Scholarships for postgraduates

We're pleased to offer one Equal Access Scholarship for a taught postgraduate student seeking refuge in the UK. Please note that you must have applied to the University of York before submitting an application for this scholarship.

  • Funding: £10,660 living costs plus a full fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from International (non-EU) currently residing and seeking sanctuary in the UK. Please see eligibility criteria for further information.
  • Number available: 1

GREAT Scholarships

We're offering five scholarships for students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Friday 27 May 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey
  • Number available: 5

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
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 5 July 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3

Tom and Eileen House Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of alumnus Richard House, we can help ensure that the opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all.

  • Funding: £5,000 or £1,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1 June 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

We award the highest-achieving students with our prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

  • Funding: £10,000 to £20,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 21 March 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've previously studied at the University of York, you could be eligible for a tuition fee discount for postgraduate taught courses.

  • Funding: Ten per cent tuition fee discount
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Opportunities for research courses

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Collaborative Doctoral Awards

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

  • Funding: £15,609+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 9 April 2021, 5pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York

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
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 45+

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
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 7 February 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

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
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 5 July 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3

TFTI PhD bursary

The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media invites applications for a bursary for new and first-year PhD students in any of the Department's subject areas.

  • Funding: £15,000 per annum (up to three years)
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Friday 27 March 2020, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

TFTI PhD studentship

We invite applications for an interdisciplinary PhD studentship entitled “Conceptualising interactive and immersive fictional story design founded in film and TV”.

  • Funding: UK tuition fee rate (up to three years)
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30 September 2020, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

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
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Three