Funding for international students

There are a number of funding sources that you can apply for to help with the cost of course fees and living expenses. The funding available often depends on your personal circumstances and on the course you plan to study.

A good starting point when researching funding opportunities is to contact your local British Council office. They can provide up-to-date advice on what is available for your country and you can search for scholarships online.

We also recommend that you start to research funding opportunities 12 to 18 months before you intend to start studying, as deadlines often fall early in the admissions cycle. In order to be eligible for most scholarships you will need to have an offer for a place on a Masters course.

Fee discount for York graduates: if you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

University scholarships 2017/18

So far the following scholarships have been confirmed for 2017/18 entry.

Scholarship for overseas students

For applicants holding an offer to study any full-time subject (excluding medicine at the Hull York Medical School).

  • You will receive a 25% discount on your tuition fee for each year of successful study.
  • This is a competitive scholarship based on academic merit and financial need.
  • You must hold an offer for your chosen course starting in September 2017 to be eligible to apply
  • You must be liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate.

As part of the application for this scholarship, you must supply a personal statement between 300 to 500 words. You should tell us why you think you are a strong candidate for this scholarship. We recommend that you prepare this statement before you start the online application.

Applications have now closed


Scholarship for continuing students (Masters to PhD)

For current University of York Masters students who are progressing to PhD studies at York.

  • You tuition fees will be reduced by £5,000 in the first year of your course.
  • This is a competitive scholarship based on academic merit and financial need.
  • You must hold an offer for PhD study commencing in September 2017 and be a current University of York Masters student to be eligible to apply.
  • You must be liable to pay tuition fees at the international rate.

As part of the application for this scholarship, you must supply a personal statement between 500 to 800 words. You should tell us why you think you are a strong candidate for this scholarship. We recommend that you prepare this statement before you start the online application.

Applications have now closed


White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Research Preparation Masters bursaries

Deadline: 5 May 2017

If you're applying to a Masters in one of the following departments/centres, you may be eligible for funding to cover the costs of tuition fees and living expenses:

  • Archaeology
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Women’s Studies
  • English and Related Studies
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

Find out more


Departmental and alumni scholarships

We also offer some department-funded scholarships, as well as awards made possible thanks to the generous donations of York alumni and donors.

DepartmentScholarships
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Centre for Modern Studies
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Chemistry
Computer Science
Electronics
English
Health Sciences
  • Scholarships for the MSc Applied Health Research
History of Art
History
Language and Linguistic Science
Management
Music
Politics
Psychology
Social Policy and Social Work
Theatre, Film and Television

Other funding sources: