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Sponsorship for 2023/24

We offer a range of scholarships for UK and International students.

Besides the scholarships listed below, you may be eligible for other undergraduate funding.

Open opportunities

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: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Bryan and Lydia Gray Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation to the University, the Bryan and Lydia Gray 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: £3,000 per year, over three years of study (£9,000 in total)
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Chemistry Excellence scholarships

The Department is delighted to offer up to ten 'Chemistry Excellence' scholarships of £1,000 for overseas students.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 10

Be Exceptional 60th Anniversary scholarships

We award many international scholarships per year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount.

  • Funding: £7,500
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Monday 12 June 2023, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Other funding

Teaching pack 2014

Teaching package

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

  • A laboratory coat 
  • Safety spectacles
  • A full set of laboratory equipment
  • A free electronic copy of Chemistry3 (our year 1 recommended text)
  • A molecular model set to learn about molecular shape and bonding in organic and inorganic molecules
  • Electronic copies of handouts for all lecture courses in years 1-3
  • A series of detailed laboratory scripts are provided in advance of each of the practical courses.

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
  • 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

Vacation placements 

To help our students further their practical skills, and to develop their research interests, the Department encourages Chemistry undergraduates to spend a period during the summer vacation undertaking a research project supervised by an academic member of staff. Students can apply for bursaries from external sources (e.g. Royal Society of Chemistry or Laidlaw Scholarship) and often there is Departmental funding available too.

Two of the Departmental placements are supported with the award of the Tony Semlyen Research Bursary in recognition of the considerable contribution made by Dr Tony Semlyen to teaching and research in the Department.

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