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.

University scholarships

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships 2021/22

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).

York Graduate Research School scholarships for overseas research students

£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.

Annis, PhD Education

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