Funding for international (non-EU) 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 2019/20

The following competitive scholarships are available to students who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate. If you're unsure whether you're classed as a UK, EU or overseas student for fee purposes, check your fee status.

Scholarships for international (non-EU) students

New for 2019/20 entry

We're pleased to award 90 scholarships to high-achieving international students. These prestigious scholarships will recognise academic excellence by offering a tuition fee discount.

Academic Excellence scholarships

These scholarships are split into thee categories:

  • Global Academic Excellence scholarships offering a £5,000 tuition fee discount for the first year of study, for high ability students of any non-EU country
  • Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £10,000 for the first year of study, for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific country
  • Region-specific Academic Excellence scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £10,000 for the first year of study, for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific region

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

Five scholarships offering a £5,000 tuition fee discount for each year of study, for exceptionally high achieving students from any non-EU country.


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
Archaeology
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Centre for Medieval Studies
Chemistry
Electronic Engineering
English and Related Literature
History
Language and Linguistic Science
Management
Physics

Other funding sources: