Funding for international (including EU) students 2021/22 entry
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.
100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees. We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC).
£15,000 per year (approx), plus fee waiver. Full funding for international students applying to study a PhD degree for 2021/22 entry.
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.
- Computer Science
- Economics and Related Studies
- Electronic Engineering
- English and Related Literature
- History of Art
- Medicine (Hull York Medical School)
- Social Policy and Social Work
- Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
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
- Find funding for your country: funding for specific countries is sometimes available
- US Direct Loan: if you're a US citizen you can apply for Direct Loans to study in the UK
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) scholarships (cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk): opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK
- Open Society Foundations (opensocietyfoundations.org): grants, scholarships, and fellowships
- University Scholarship Search: scholarship search run by foreignstudents.com