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.
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
Five scholarships offering a £5,000 tuition fee discount for each year of study, for exceptionally high achieving students from any non-EU country.
- Full fee waiver (you will not need to pay any tuition fees) and a maintenance award of up to £10,660 to help with living costs
- For students who are: seeking asylum in the UK or have limited or discretionary leave to remain in the UK; seeking to pursue a postgraduate Masters course at York, of one year’s duration, resulting in an MA, MSc, LLM or MRes qualification.
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.
|Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies|
|Centre for Medieval Studies|
|English and Related Literature|
|History of Art|
|Language and Linguistic Science|
|Theatre, Film and Television|
Other funding sources:
- Find funding for your country: funding for specific countries is sometimes available
- British Council: they provide a useful resource for funding
- Chevening Awards: funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for postgraduate Higher Education in the UK
- US Direct Loan: if you're a US citizen you can apply for Direct Loans to study in the UK
- Marshall Scholarships: funding for US students to study in the UK
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) scholarships: opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK
- Open Society Foundations: grants, scholarships and fellowships
- University Scholarship Search: scholarship search run by foreignstudents.com