Degree Funding Opportunities

Internal Scholarships

Partially funded scholarships

The University invites applications for full time PhDs, to commence on 1 October 2017. Applicants must have (or be about to complete) a relevant degree (at least a 2:1 Honours or a Masters) and should submit a proposal that demonstrates an aptitude for researching a specific topic that can be supervised within the University. For a list of subjects see our Supervision Areas by Academic School.

The strongest full-time PhD candidates (UK/EU or International) who have applied by 1 June 2017 and are subsequently accepted, will be considered for the award of a scholarship of £3,000 per annum, renewed annually, subject to suitable progress, for a maximum of 3 years. Please note that if you are successful in obtaining this scholarship, you will still be responsible for the full payment of your tuition fees. Fee-paying students will benefit from an expense account of up to £900 per financial year for the standard period of study and excellent facilities in the University’s multidisciplinary Graduate Centre in the heart of York.

To apply, please visit our Application Links page, and apply via the PhD links, expressing within your application form that you would be interested in a scholarship opportunity by stating such within your research proposal, and discussing this where appropriate during your interview.

Closing date for applications is 1 June 2017.

Alumni Discounts

For York St John University alumni, we offer a 10% discount on all postgraduate degrees: Members Benefits & Discounts.

For further information, please email our Alumni department (

External Funding Sources

For a list of external funding sources, please visit our Postgraduate Research Funding page.

Postgraduate Student Loans

From academic year 2018/19, applicants will be able to apply for government postgraduate student loans.

Further information can be sought from the following links: