Funding for international (including EU) students

There are a number of funding options you can apply for to help with the cost of living and course fees. Details often depend on your personal circumstances and your area of research.

Top tip - You should apply for funding as soon as possible. To be eligible for most scholarships you will need to hold an offer of a place.

UK Research Councils

The main external sources of financial support for UK (home) and International (including EU) research students are the scholarships offered by the central government research councils.

We award over £7m of studentships to our students each year through UK Research and Innovation.

Doctoral Training Programmes

A significant proportion of the UK Research Council’s funding for postgraduate research studentships is awarded to universities via Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

These centres provide an innovative learning environment, with broader development opportunities such as research visits or placements. You’ll develop technical and transferable skills, build relationships with researchers at other universities, often internationally, and forge links with industrial and cultural partners.

University and Faculty scholarships

The following scholarships are available to international (including EU) students. They include University-level scholarships (open to students on all courses) and Faculty-level scholarships (open to students on courses in either the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Sciences or Faculty of Social Sciences).

Closed scholarships

These scholarships have now closed but may be offered again in the future.

Departmental and alumni funding

We also offer some department-funded scholarships, as well as awards made possible thanks to the generous donations of York alumni and donors. Check the eligibility criteria to make sure they are open to international applicants before you start to apply.

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Student money saving tips

Get help when you need it

"If you experience financial difficulties, there is financial support which you can apply for through the Student Hub. The advisers were kind and helped me complete my application."

Find an internship

"There are a number of paid internship opportunities advertised by the University. I applied for an internship and worked on a short research project running focus groups with York students."

Become a Graduate Teaching Assistant

"As a Graduate Teaching Assistant I taught three seminars per week during term time. This experience has been invaluable and has helped me to secure part-time lecturing in my department."

Other funding sources