Academic Excellence scholarships

These prestigious scholarships will recognise academic excellence by offering a tuition fee discount.

The scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students and are split into two categories:

Academic Excellence scholarships

These scholarships offer a £5,000 tuition fee discount for the first year of study. These scholarships are open to high ability students from any non-EU country.

Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships

Scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £5,000 for high ability students domiciled or a national of a specific country. View your country page for details on the scholarships available to you.

Applications open on 1 February 2018.

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International Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1904 323534


Eligible students must:

  • have a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University of York by 30 April 2018 (you do not need to have accepted the offer)
  • be paying fees at the overseas fee rate (any fee assessments must be complete by the 30 April 2018)
  • be intending on studying a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course based on the University of York campus
  • be a national of or permanently domiciled in a relevant country (country-specific academic excellence scholarships only)

Applicants cannot hold a 100% tuition fee scholarship or be fully sponsored.

Applicants for the following pathways are not eligible to apply for the Academic Excellence or Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships:

  • Hull York Medical School
  • International Pathway College
  • Kaplan International College London
  • Distance learning courses
Applying and selection process

Applications open on 1 February 2018

  • You must apply online for this scholarship
  • You must submit your application form before the deadline of 30 April 2018
  • As part of the application, you will need to provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to be considered for the scholarship
  • A panel of senior staff from the University will select the successful scholarship awardees.

Personal statement

We recommend that you prepare this statement before you start your application.

You will need to tell us:

  • Why you are a strong candidate for this scholarship
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve your ambitions for the future
  • How you plan to pay the remaining tuition fees and living expenses
Terms and conditions
  • If you defer your place at the University of York you cannot keep your scholarship but you can reapply the following year.
  • Within two weeks of being offered the scholarship you must
    • accept the scholarship
    • make York your firm choice

      Otherwise, you will lose your scholarship and it will be offered to a reserve candidate
  • The Academic Excellence scholarships cannot be combined with the Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

Contact us

International Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1904 323534