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.

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.

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.

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 (

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 2020/21

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.

Academic Excellence scholarships

Over 80 awards of up to £10,000 for postgraduate taught students, including five prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

GREAT Scholarships

Three scholarships of up to £10,000 for students in China, Indonesia or Turkey, offered in partnership with the British Council.

Equal Access scholarships

We expect to offer these scholarships for students joining us in 2020/21. Further details will be available in the autumn.

York Graduate Research School scholarships for overseas research students

Three to four awards of approx £15,000 per year plus a fee waiver for international students to study a PhD for 2020/21 entry.

University scholarships 2021/22

More scholarships for 2021/22 entry will be confirmed in the autumn.

Chevening Scholarships

Ten scholarships co-funded by York, plus the main Chevening Awards. Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates from the eligible countries who have applied to study a Masters at York for 2021/22 entry.

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
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Electronic Engineering
English and Related Literature
History of Art
Language and Linguistic Science
Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

Other funding sources: