Undergraduate funding

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

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

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Cobham Scholarship

Designed to encourage and support the next generation of engineers, these scholarships are open to those with a contextual offer for an Engineering degree.

  • Funding: £9000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 10

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Travel Awards

The IET provides funding for members to attend conferences or take part in research visits within the UK or overseas.

  • Funding: Up to £600 (national) or £1,200 (international)
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Foundation Year Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships to the best performing Foundation Year students after their first semester.

  • Funding: TBC
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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

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

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

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
  • 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
  • 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