You may be keen to study at York but are not yet sure of how to fund your tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the course. Some of our courses have funding opportunities to help you financially, some possibilities are detailed below:
UK and other EU Nationals
ESPRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Doctoral Training scholarships.
Home students with suitable academic background wishing to study for a PhD in any area of mathematics in which the department can offer research supervision are eligible for full support (stipend and fees) normally for up to 3 years, with a possible extension by up to 1 year (non-UK EU students are eligible are also eligible for full support if they have resided in the UK for the previous 3 years).
The interview process for any available EPSRC scholarships usually begins in January and continues until all scholarships are awarded. The timing of the Graduate School Committee meeting which will decide on funded places for 2014 entry will be published here in October/November 2013 - applicants wishing to be considered for funded places for entry in October 2014 should aim to submit their applications during January or February 2014. No extra application form is required - all eligible applicants for PhD places will be considered.
University Scholarships are also available from time to time: these cover both fees and living expenses for all EU nationals. Information about these is kept on the University of York Postgraduate Scholarships page.
Eligible candidates who wish to be considered for any of these scholarships should indicate this on their university application form for graduate study. Applications received after the beginning of February may be too late to be considered for funding. Further details can be obtained from email@example.com
Non-UK nationals may also wish to contact their local office of the British Council (which may be located using the list of British Council offices), who may also be able to offer additional guidance on sources of funding, and in some cases provide scholarships directly.
Entente Cordiale scholarships.
French nationals may be eligible to apply for Entente Cordiale scholarships which are for one year only (for a Masters programme or one year of a PhD programme).
Applicants from outside the European Union for the PhD programme are able to apply for a University of York Overseas Research Studentship (ORS). This comprises a fee waiver and a stipend (currently GBP 5,000 for 2013/14). The deadline for applications is 30 April for entry in the following October. You must hold an offer for PhD study commencing in October 2013 to be eligible to apply for an ORS award.
Applicants from outside the European Union for any postgraduate programme (including Taught MSc programmes) who are unable to provide full funding for fees and living expenses from resources available to them should consider applying for a University of York Scholarship for Overseas Students (SOS) which consists of a discount of one-third or one-sixth of the tuition fee. Application is through the international scholarships page and should be received by 30th April for entry in the following October. Decisions are made on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
Applicants from outside the European Union for the PhD programme who are currently studying for a postgraduate Masters degree at the University of York are able to apply for an Overseas Continuation Scholarship. Each award offers a partial fee waiver of GBP 5,000 for the first year of the PhD only. This is a competitive scholarship and decisions will be made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The deadline for application is 30th April for entry in the following October. You must have the offer of a place on the PhD, starting in October 2013, to be eligible to apply.
The British Council offers useful further advice on funding for international students, including further information on
all of which may be used to fund postgraduate work in Mathematics at York.
The local office of the British Council in your country (which may be located using the list of British Council offices) may be able to offer additional guidance on sources of funding.
Departmental Funding Opportunities
Departmental Teaching Studentships
The Department of Mathematics may from time to time offer Teaching Studentships to PhD applicants (covering fees and stipends at Research Council level). Selection is based on an interview including a short presentation. To be eligible for consideration, you must: hold an offer of a full time place to study for PhD in the Department of Mathematics; have or expect to obtain a first class or upper second class degree or equivalent prior to commencing the PhD degree. Successful candidates will be those who are found to best fulfill the criteria of academic excellence and good demonstration of teaching ability in an interview with presentation for the teaching studentship.
Applications for 2013 Teaching Studentships have now closed.
The Annie Curry Williamson scholarships for PhD students
Generously funded by a graduate of the Department of Mathematics at the University of York, up to two scholarships of £3000 are awarded annually to support PhD students in Mathematics. Full details of these awards will be sent out in June to current PhD students and applicants who hold an offer of a PhD place from the Department. Applications will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an IELTS score of 7.0 or above (or equivalent) in the speaking component of the test.
The WW Smith Fund
The WW Smith Fund is a small trust fund held by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics for the support of research students in mathematical and theoretical physics who are not fully maintained by other sources of funding. Applications for support will be invited early in the Summer Term for awards to be made in the following academic year. Applications should be submitted to the Trustees by supervisors (or potential supervisors). Award decisions will be based on financial need and academic merit.
Occasionally the Department of Mathematics is is able to offer Vice Chancellor Postgraduate Bursaries to applicants holding an offer of a place for a postgraduate research and/or taught course.
Enquiries about any of these schemes can be directed to the Department's Graduate Tutor or Graduate Administrator.
Finally, most research students have the opportunity to perform paid marking for the department, allowing them to supplement their income by several hundred pounds per year.
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