Self-funded students

The Fusion CDT offers funded 4-year PhD studentships, however, the availability of fully funded positions is limited.

If you can arrange your own funding (for example, by applying for a scholarship), this can greatly improve your opportunities within the Fusion CDT.

In order to be eligible for most scholarships you will need to have an offer for a place on a research degree. If you are planning to apply for a scholarship please make this clear on your Fusion CDT application and get in touch with us by email as early as you can, to let us know the deadline for submitting your scholarship application.

We currently have students on the Fusion CDT programme who have arranged their own funding via the following organisations:

  • China Scholarship Council
  • CONACYT (the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology)

Some advice on finding funding for a postgraduate research degree can be found on our university partner websites:

www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/
www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/
www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/
www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/search?wssl=1
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/fees-andfunding/funding/

For overseas students. a good starting point when researching funding opportunities is to contact your local British Council office. They can provide up-to-date advice on what is available for your country and you can search for scholarships online.

Costs for self-funded students
Self-funded students should please note that there are extra costs associated with this programme in addition to the University tuition fees.

These costs may vary depending on the project and in some instances support is available from the relevant university. Please contact ypi-reception@york.ac.uk or the relevant university contact to discuss this further and to confirm the amount required.