Undergraduate funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

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

Roy Fenton Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation to the University, the Roy Fenton Scholarship provides support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York, and who have overcome significant barriers to their educational goals.

  • Funding: £2,000 per year, over three years of study (£6,000 in total)
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 50

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
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Two

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 to join their highly skilled and internationally renowned choir for 12 months. This year there are vacancies for Alto and Tenor scholarships.

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

Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2023/24. 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
  • Application deadline: Friday 15 November 2024, 12pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Other funding

Several prizes are awarded annually for the performance of our Chemistry undergraduates.

Prizes based on performance specific to the degree course:

  • Whinfield Medal (MChem) for best performance overall on an MChem course
  • Whinfield Medal (BSc) for best performance overall on a BSc course
  • Margaret Bishop prize for best performance in the third year of the Chemistry, Resources and the Environment course
  • AstraZeneca prize (Examination) for the best examination performance in Year 2
  • AstraZeneca Prize (Practical) for the best performance on practical work in the core course in Year 2
  • The David Rowe Prize in Green and Sustainable Chemistry for the best performance in Year 2
  • The David Rowe Prize for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry for the best performance in Year 2

Prizes based on performance not specific to the degree course:

  • John Twycross Prize for an MChem student at York, relating to their personal development record, academic progress and future plans

Our department offers a number of research bursaries to students in the summer between their second and third year to gain laboratory based work experience. Application details will be circulated to eligible students at the beginning of Semester 2.

Previous funding opportunities

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