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 (britishcouncil.org). They can provide up-to-date advice on what is available for your country and you can search for scholarships (britishcouncil.org).
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.
Over 80 awards of up to £10,000 for postgraduate taught students, including five prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.
Three scholarships of up to £10,000 for students in China, Indonesia or Turkey, offered in partnership with the British Council.
We expect to offer these scholarships for students joining us in 2020/21. Further details will be available in the autumn.
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.
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|
|English and Related Literature|
|History of Art|
|Language and Linguistic Science|
|Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media|
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