Funding for international (including 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.

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.

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

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 or international student for fee purposes, check your fee status.

These awards are for 2021/22 entry. Scholarships for 2022/23 entry will be confirmed in the autumn.

UK government Masters loans

£11,570. If you're starting a postgraduate course from September 2021, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan.

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.

Additional scholarships are likely to be confirmed throughout the year.




Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

Centre for Medieval Studies

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies


English and Related Literature

Electronic Engineering


History of Art

Hull York Medical School


Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

Other funding options:

Student money saving tips

Create a budget

"Make a weekly budget including food, transport, going out, etc, and try to stick to it. It’s not easy and you might slip up at the beginning, but in the long run you’ll save lots of money."

Get a part-time job

"I work part-time at the University as a Student Ambassador and that suits my schedule quite well. I can pick and choose my hours and do more during the holidays."

Plan your food and drink

"There are lots of ways to save money through changing your food and drink habits. Making your own packed lunch each day can save huge amounts of money. I would also recommend taking your own coffee and tea bags to the library– there’s a hot water dispenser so you can make your own hot drinks."

Zaki, LLM Legal and Political Theory