Funding opportunities

UK Funding Only

2018 BAFTA Scholarships Programme in mainland China or Hong Kong for British citizens

This scholarship is open to British Citizens in need of financial assistance to take a postgraduate course in China related to a career in film, television or games.   

Successful applicants will receive up to £10,000 towards annual tuition fees and up to £5,000 towards annual living expenses while studying overseas.

See the BAFTA webpage for details.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme 2018

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, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

Courses that are eligible are: MA Digital Film and Television Production and MA/MSc Postproduction with Sound Design

The deadline for applications has now passed.

UK/EU Funding Only

UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme

If you're starting a Masters from September 2019 you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.

 

WRoCAH White Rose Competition Studentships.

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme.  

WRoCAH has around 48 AHRC studentships that will be awarded through open competition.

  • Of these we expect the majority to be student-led project applications

  • At least 15% of the awards made will be Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) where a student works closely with a non-academic partner organisation throughout their PhD. Project areas are already defined for these, and are advertised here.

Students can make only one application for funding through the open competition for either a student-led or a collaborative project.

The studentship application form and details of how to apply for each type of studentship are only available from the WRoCAH website. Please read the details very carefully as the application process may vary for the Collaborative Doctoral Awards with an earlier deadline for expressions of interest.

http://wrocah.ac.uk/funding/prospective-students/

To be eligible for funding, applicants for all types of WRoCAH AHRC Studentships must have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

Digital Creativity Labs PhD studentships

  • The Digital Creativity Labs invite applications for fully funded PhD studentships in digital creativity for September 2019 start at the University of York. The Digital Creativity Labs are a world centre of excellence for impact-driven research, focusing on digital games, interactive media and the rich space where they converge.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

UK/EU and International Funding

Masters Fee Discount for York Graduates

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% 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/

 

Departmental PhD Bursary

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York invites applications for a bursary for PhD students. The bursary is worth approximately £18,000 per annum (equivalent to the scholarship offered by the AHRC) for a period of three years and will commence in October 2018. For a Home/EU student, this bursary is equivalent to a fee waiver plus living costs stipend of approximately £14,000. For an international student the funding can be used in any combination of fee waiver and stipend to suit. To be eligible you must hold a PhD offer from the department. Applicants must submit a CV and Research Proposal to tftv-pg-admin@york.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities 2019/20

The Wolfson Foundation awards funding to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. There are four scholarships available for 2019/20 with at least one in each of the areas of History, Literature (includes TFTV), and Languages.

Each scholarship offers £28,750 each year (over three years) and covers:

  • tuition fees (at home 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 1 October 2018. For further information please click here.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

International Funding Only

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.

Further information is available on the International Funding webpages.

Applications will open on 14 January 2019.

 

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships for Postgraduate Taught Students

Five scholarships offering a £5,000 tuition fee discount for each year of study, for exceptionally high achieving students from any non-EU country.

Further information is available on the International Funding webpages.

Applications will open on 25 January 2019.

 

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 (following successful nomination by the department) is 5th April 2019.

 

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.

 

2018 BAFTA Scholarships Programme in mainland China or Hong Kong for British citizens and Chinese nationals for postgraduate courses in the UK

  • Applicants can apply for up to £10,000 towards annual tuition fees and up to £5,000 towards annual living expense
  • See the BAFTA webpage for details.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

 

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.

 

YGRS Overseas Research Scholarship

For applicants holding an offer to study a PhD at York. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2019.

  • 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 successful study.
  • 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 2019.
  • You will start your research studies in the 2019/20 academic year (between 1 October 2019 and 1 September 2020)
  • 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 passed.

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission

  • There are various Commonwealth Scholarships available for students studying at Masters' or PhD level.
  • Applicants will be required to submit all of their documentation, including unconditional offers, academic references and supporting statements by 22nd February 2018 to be considered for a 2018 scholarship.
  • For full details and to apply, please visit: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/

The deadline for applications has now passed.

Chinese Student Funding Only

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 2019/20 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 15th February 2019.

The deadline for applications is 15th February 2019.

 

2017 BAFTA Scholarships Programme in mainland China or Hong Kong for British citizens and Chinese nationals for postgraduate courses in China or the UK

  • Chinese nationals studying in the UK can apply for up to £24,000 towards course fees, plus up to £10,000 for living expenses. Deadline: Friday 9 June 2017.
  • See the BAFTA webpage for details.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

Ecuadorian Student Funding Only

SENESCYT Scholarships for Ecuadorian applicants

Funding opportunities for students from Ecuador through SENESCYT's Convocatoria Abierta 2017 are now available. Further details can be found on the Convocatoria Abierta 2017 website. Closing deadline for applications is 21 May 2017. Applicants must have an offer from the University before the closing deadline. 

The deadline for applications has now passed.