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Other sources of funding

University bursaries

The University offers a limited number of bursaries which are intended for self-financing students who meet unexpected financial problems during the course of their studies due to circumstances beyond their control.

Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. These are commercial loan products, and should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.

Disability funding

The Joan Samuels' Memorial Bursary is available to all disabled students intending to study on a postgraduate course at the University of York. It provides a sum of £1,000 towards course fees.

Subject specific support

Colt Foundation Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health

The Foundation awards Fellowships each year to persons who are qualified in science or medicine who are carrying out research within the area of occupational and environmental health at a UK university. Further details can be obtained from the Colt website.

UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences

These international Fellowships support 15 promising young women researchers in the life sciences at doctoral or postdoctoral level.

EU funding

The European Commission's Marie Curie (MC) Research Training programme offers individual fellowships for postdoctoral researchers from outside the UK (from either other EU or non-EU countries). If you wish to explore the possibility of applying for a MC fellowship at York, please e-mail david.lauder@york.ac.uk. NB: Individual fellowships at PhD level are not available under the scheme, but there may be PhD vacancies at existing MC proeracareers. Further information can be found on the Marie Curie web page.

Wingate Scholarships

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation offers a number of scholarships to PhD degree students who are living in the British Isles during the period of application, are citizens of the United Kingdom or another Commonwealth country, Ireland or Israel, or citizens of another EU country (provided that they have been resident in the United Kingdom at least three years) and aged 24 or over on 1 September in the year of application. The Foundation offers funding in a number of areas, particularly for projects that are unlikely to attract other types (e.g. Research Council) of funding. Further criteria and information can be found on the Wingate Foundation's website.

The Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education

The Council's Awards Fund offers about 60 grants a year, of sums between £100 and £500, towards tuition fees for female students aged 21 years or over. Further information can be found on the Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education web pages

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Who to contact

  • Student Financial Support and Scholarships Officer
    Sally Baldwin Buildings - B Block
    Tel: +44 (0)1904 324117
    scholarships@york.ac.uk