Scholarships and funding

These scholarships and studentships are available to students in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology.

Scholarships open and close throughout the year. Opportunities will be advertised here as they become available.

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

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Funding opportunities open and close throughout the year. These previous scholarships will give you an idea of what may become available.

Undergraduate

Masterclass Research Placement

This unique research masterclass is a paid placement with one of our Physics research groups.

  • Funding: Paid placement
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Multiple

Foundation Year Bursary

This Bursary is a means-tested fee waiver for UK students on the first year of a Foundation Year degree (Year 0).

  • Funding: Fee waiver dependent on residual household income
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Electronic Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarships are designed to recognise and reward academic achievement.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1 June 2023, 4.15pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 5

Electronic Engineering Widening Participation Scholarships

Widening Participation Scholarships recognise and reward academic achievement among students from under-represented groups who may face barriers to entering university.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1 June 2023, 12.21pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3

Engaging in Engineering Excellence Awards

Our Engaging in Engineering Excellence Awards are designed to recognise and reward those who are passionate about achieving excellence in engineering.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1 June 2023, 12.20pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3

Electronic Engineering International Academic Excellence Scholarships

International Academic Excellence Scholarships are designed to recognise and reward academic achievement among international students.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1 June 2023, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: 3

York Bursary

Depending on your household residual income you could be eligible for our non-repayable York bursary.

  • Funding: Annual award over the course of your degree
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • 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: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) 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: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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

Postgraduate taught

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Taught Masters Scholarships

We are pleased to offer new scholarships designed to support students, studying one of our School's postgraduate taught masters courses, in achieving their goals at the University of York.

  • Funding: £3,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 18

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've previously studied at the University of York, you could be eligible for a tuition fee discount for postgraduate taught courses.

  • Funding: Ten per cent tuition fee discount
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Postgraduate 60th Anniversary scholarship

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

  • Funding: £5,000, £7,500 and £10,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

GREAT Scholarships

We're offering eight scholarships for students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Monday 15 May 2023, 12pm BST
  • Open to: Students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey
  • Number available: 8

Tom and Eileen House Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of alumnus Richard House, we can help ensure that the opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all.

  • Funding: £5,000 or £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

Commonwealth Scholarships

The University of York is a host university for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Various opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of awards are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Funding: various
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

Snowdon Masters Scholarship

The Snowdon Trust Masters Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled students through higher education, creating the influencers of the future.

  • Funding: up to £30,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 March 2023, 12pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: up to 12

Postgraduate research

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to join. Some of these projects are funded.

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council.

  • Funding: 100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

Commonwealth Scholarships

The University of York is a host university for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Various opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of awards are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Funding: various
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize and more (see eligibility)

Extracurricular funding

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

Yorkshire Bach Choir

These awards pay for vocal lessons for any students contributing to ensembles and singing in the Yorkshire Bach Choir. It could also be to increase the lesson allowance of Music students, particularly those who are part-time and specialising in performance.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

York Minster Scholarship

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

  • Funding: £5,740
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

St Wilfrid's Church Scholarship

St Wilfrid's Catholic Church offers choral scholarships lasting 12 months for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to form a quartet.

  • Funding: £1,300
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

York Minster Choral Scholarships

York Minster offers choral and organ scholarships lasting 12 months or longer to altos, tenors and basses.

  • Funding: £5,740 per annum
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 1.37pm GMT
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students

Other funding

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Funding opportunities open and close throughout the year. These previous scholarships will give you an idea of what may become available.