Undergraduate funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

Your chosen course, level of study and other statuses may all affect your eligibility for the opportunities listed here.

Future Voices Scholarship programme

A package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduates from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller and ethnically diverse backgrounds to our creative community. This support comprises a bursary of £1,200 per year for three years of the programme, plus targeted mentoring.

  • Funding: £3,600 (£1,200 a year over three years)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 25 September 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: One scholarship for each programme per year

Robert Ackrill Haigh Scholarship

In memory of Robert Ackrill-Haigh, this scholarship is awarded to a talented 1st year undergraduate string player.

  • Funding: Three payments of £330
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Application deadline: Sunday 30 June 2024, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1

York Performance Award

The York Performance Award is the result of a generous endowment by Sir Ron and Lady Barbara Cooke. The Award enables University of York students to perform in a venue beyond York in a drama and/or music performance.

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: School of Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 1 or 2 (divided)

Care Leavers and Estranged Students Bursary

This bursary is for students aged under 25, who come to York as care leavers or who are irreconcilably estranged from their parents.

  • Funding: Annual awards over the duration of your course
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

Created to offer support to Black British undergraduates from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at the UK (home) rate, plus a maintenance stipend of up to £8,000 for each year of your course.
  • Academic year: 2025/26
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Two

Dean's Global Excellence Scholarship

To reward excellence, the Dean's Global Excellence Scholarship offers a tuition fee discount to talented undergraduate students within the faculties.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee discount for the first year followed by £10,000 tuition fee discount for the second and third year.
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 2 per faculty

International Achievement Scholarship

Through this scholarship, we aim to celebrate the achievements of our best and brightest international undergraduate applicants.

  • Funding: £10,000 (first year of study only)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 50

International Regional Scholarship

Our International Regional Scholarship is here to support international undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them excel.

  • Funding: £2,500 - £9,000 (first year of study only)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

York Refugee Bursary

The Refugee Bursary is a non-repayable award for students who come to York and have a Refugee immigration status.

  • Funding: Annual award over course of degree
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Extracurricular funding

While not directly related to your studies, these opportunities can help you get the most from your time at York.

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers choral scholarships lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses who are undergraduate or postgraduate students.

  • Funding: £7,721.33
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2024/25. The 12-month scholarships will be open to all four voice parts.

  • Funding: £500 (to be paid in 2 instalments, one in December, one in June)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Department: Any
  • Application deadline: Friday 27 September 2024, 12pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Previous funding opportunities

These opportunities are closed to applications. They may reopen in future years.

Further information