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How to apply: postgraduate taught students

If you are currently facing financial difficulties because your funding has been delayed, you should consider applying for an emergency loan instead of the Student Support Fund, unless you have been advised otherwise by a Student Adviser.

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

The Student Support Fund is available to all postgraduate taught students who meet the criteria.

You can apply for support once you are fully enrolled at the University. Students studying on a postgraduate taught programme are expected to have sufficient provision in place prior to beginning their studies.

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.

Applications are open from 1 October 2021 until 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022. All supporting documents must be received by 5pm on Friday 26 August 2022.


You're eligible to apply if you:

  • are currently fully-registered on a postgraduate taught degree-awarding programme at the University of York, 
  • have already taken out your full entitlement of student funding before applying to the Student Support Fund, 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 PGT Student Support Fund Application 2021-22 (PDF , 507kb) carefully before you begin your application.

  1. Complete the online application form, including the required supporting evidence. There are scanners, printers and photocopiers on campus.
  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.