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 2018/19

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.

Scholarship for international (non-EU) students

New for 2018/19

We're pleased to award almost 100 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 two categories:

  • 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 £5,000 for the first year of study, for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific country

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.

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 2018 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.

Further information will be available from late October 2017.

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 Modern Studies
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Computer Science
Electronic Engineering
Health Sciences
History of Art
Language and Linguistic Science
Theatre, Film and Television

Other funding sources: