ONAOSI Foundation Scholarship

We're proud to offer limited National Opera for the Assistance of Italian Health Orphans scholarships for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research and Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: 3 plus two beneficiaries may obtain a 30% tuition

Please note this scholarship is not available for 2024 entry.

The scholarship will be paid directly as a fee waiver. You will need to pay for your own accommodation, living costs and any additional costs.

These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from the ONAOSI Foundation (onaosi.it) based in Perugia, Italy. The Foundation was established to provide aid to the orphans of Italian medical personnel and has since expanded its remit to support undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Mario Torre (Department of Biology) was granted this particular scholarship, and graduated with a Masters in Molecular Medicine in January 2020. Listen to him talk about his university experience at our 2020 Winter Graduation (from 58 minutes and 57 seconds):



Open to students from Italy only.

In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must have applied to the University of York for admission to a one-year taught or research Masters programme at the University of York for admission in September/October 2023.
  • Applicants must be normally resident in Italy.
  • Applicants must comply with the eligibility criteria of the ONAOSI Foundation, which states
    • That the applicant must be a beneficiary of the ONAOSI Foundation at the time of application to the University of York.
    • Applicants will be required to apply to the University of York for admission to their chosen Masters programme and separately to the ONAOSI Foundation for consideration for scholarship assistance.
Please note that the School of Business and Society will close to international applicants on 30 June 2023. For all other courses where there's still availability the deadline for international applicants to apply to the University of York is 31 July 2023.
How to apply

The final decision on the award of the scholarships will be made by 24 July 2023.

Terms and conditions
  • The scholarships are for one year of study and for students beginning their study at the start of the academic year 2023/24.
  • Successful students will be responsible for the remaining costs of their studies, including travel between home and York, accommodation and day-to-day living expenses. Any additional programme fees (for example for pre-sessional English language programmes) will also be payable by the student.

Contact details

Vicki Wray
+44 (0)1904 323598


I will be forever grateful for the help I have received throughout the years from the ONAOSI Foundation. Through this scholarship, I was able to fully focus on my Master without being held back by financial worries.

Giulia, MA History of Art

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