Sponsorship

Departmental scholarships

2019 sponsorship photo

The Department is offering up to 20 scholarships to students reading for an honours BSc or MChem degree course in Chemistry for entry in September 2019 or September 2020.

Under the terms of the scholarship, students will receive £500 or £250 in the first year of your course. For further details please contact us.

Roy Fenton Scholarship

Roy Fenton was, in 1968, one of the first set of graduates from the new Department of Chemistry at York. Thanks to a generous donation to the University, the Roy Fenton Scholarship has been established to provide support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York and who have overcome significant barriers to their educational goals. 

The scholarship supports the department's key commitment to providing the best possible educational experiences for students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The award is open to applications from UK-based students starting an undergraduate degree in Chemistry in September of each year (with a residual household income under £42,875).

Each award is worth a total of £6,000, paid in instalments for three years and is to be awarded, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

We will contact students (who have been accepted onto our Chemistry course) with an application form. This award has been extremely competitive in previous years.

Bryan and Lydia Gray Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation to the University, the Bryan and Lydia Gray Scholarship has been established to provide support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York and who have overcome significant barriers to their educational goals.

The scholarship supports the department's key commitment to providing the best possible educational experiences for students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The award is open to applications from UK-based students starting an undergraduate degree in Chemistry in September 2021 (with a residual household income under £42,875).

Each award is worth a total of £9,000, paid in instalments for three years and is to be awarded, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

We will contact students (who have been accepted onto our Chemistry course) with an application form. This award has been extremely competitive in previous years.

Scholarships for overseas students

The Department is delighted to offer up to 10 'Chemistry Excellence' scholarships for overseas students.

Overseas students need not make an application for a scholarship. You will automatically be considered for one of these awards providing you meet the following criteria:

  • You are liable to pay the overseas fee rate for your year of entry.
  • You have applied via UCAS for a Chemistry course at York.
  • You have obtained an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent at the time of application.
  • You can demonstrate your ability to pay all living costs whilst in the UK for the duration of your course.

The scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of outstanding academic ability. Successful applicants will be notified of their award in July.

Please contact us if you would like a sponsorship booklet containing up-to-date details of the schemes on offer.

International office Scholarships for overseas students

The University has a number of bursaries and scholarships to which you may be eligible to apply. Apply now

Teaching package

Teaching pack 2014

We provide a Teaching package free of charge to all students starting on one of our Chemistry courses. The pack contains:

  • A laboratory coat through sponsorship from the chemical company Sigma-Aldrich
  • Safety spectacles
  • A full set of laboratory equipment
  • A free copy of Chemistry3 (our year 1 recommended text)
  • A molecular model set to learn about molecular shape and bonding in organic and inorganic molecules
  • Affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for one year. Membership of the RSC, the learned society and professional body for the chemical sciences, will enable you to keep up to date with the chemical sciences and support your subject and profession
  • A Chemistry data book, which contains a selection of information including physical and chemical properties, mathematical data, units and constants
  • Hard copies of all lecture course handouts
  • A series of detailed laboratory scripts are provided in advance of each of the practical courses
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry undergraduate skills record for you to complete to help keep track of the skills you develop while at York
  • Membership of the University of York ChemSoc for one year

Teaching and industrial links

The chemical industry contributes to our undergraduate teaching programme in a number of ways. Besides the Year in Industry scheme, companies sponsor key skill activities and practicals. Industrial chemists give lecture courses and site visits to chemical plants are integral parts of some option modules.

Undergraduate prizes

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

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

Vacation bursaries

To help our students further their practical skills, and to develop their research interests, the Department typically offers a minimum of 14 bursaries for our Chemistry undergraduates to spend 6-8 weeks over the summer vacation undertaking a research project supervised by an academic member of staff. Students can apply for these bursaries in the Spring Term of their first or second year.