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Students from military backgrounds

Applying to York?

If you are a prospective student, see the pre-entry support we offer:

Students from military backgrounds includes people with a parent or guardian who has previously or currently serves in the UK Armed Forces. It also includes spouses and partners, as well as veterans and reservists.

At York, we understand that there are a variety of different life experiences that come with being from a military family.

If you would like advice and support on any issues relating to being from a military family please complete the Student Support and Advice self-referral form


Get involved

Become a paid Student Ambassador to help support outreach activities on campus and at schools. Applications open at various points in the academic year.

Work, volunteering and career planning

Study or work abroad Colleges

YUSU Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

Financial support

BA English Access Bursary
The BA English Access Bursary of £1,000 will be awarded to a newly-enrolled Home/EU undergraduate student for English Literature (Q300) in 2020/21 from one of the following under-represented groups:

  • Mature students with dependents
  • Students estranged from their families
  • Students from low-income military or traveller families

A Student Adviser can help you if you are not sure how to apply for funding, if you're not sure you're getting all the funding that you are entitled to, or if you are simply struggling to manage your finances. Submit a self-referral enquiry to the Student Hub.

Study skills support

See our Study Skills Hub for help in developing your academic and professional skills, including:

  • academic and writing skills 
  • maths skills
  • academic integrity
  • IT training
  • languages

Study Skills Hub

Support for wellbeing

There are plenty of people you can approach for advice or a chat when you're at York.

See how the Student Hub can help you with support and advice or, for help with mental health and wellbeing, see health and wellbeing help and support.

You can also talk to your dedicated adviser, Lisa, in the Student Hub.

Useful links

If things go wrong

Sometimes things happen that can get in the way of you progressing through your degree programme in the usual way.

This could be you have illness or personal difficulties that interfere with you undertaking one or more formal assessments (including examinations) or meeting attendance or progression requirements.

See information about studying at York and academic progress issues and contact Lisa via the Student Hub.

If things go wrong