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How to apply: postgraduate researchers

Please read the relevant information on the Student Support Fund, the following information relates to postgraduate researchers only.

Postgraduate Researchers within the enrolment period of their studies are eligible to apply for support from the Student Support Fund.

You are welcome to apply as many times to the Fund as you require until you have reached the maximum possible award, providing you can demonstrate that your circumstances have changed since your last application; we are unable to award again for circumstances already considered.

Postgraduate Researchers are welcome to apply to the fund all year round, except during the first month of their studies as students are expected to have sufficient provision in place before beginning their studies.

Postgraduate Researchers can receive up to the maximum award in each enrolment year of their studies.


You're eligible to apply if you:

  • are currently fully-registered or within the continuation period on a degree-awarding research programme at the University of York, and
  • are normally resident within the UK for the duration of your studies.

You will need to show that you have made reasonable provision for your tuition fees and living costs throughout your course before you started your studies.

Applications to meet tuition fees or as a result of changes in exchange rates with your home currency will not be considered.


We recommend reading the Student Support Fund guidance and the PGR Student Support Fund Application 2021-22 (PDF , 506kb) carefully before you begin your application.

  1. Complete the online application form, including the required supporting evidence. 
  2. We will carry out the initial assessment of your application usually within four weeks of receiving the application and all required evidence.
  3. We will let you know the result of your application and keep you informed via your university email address.