Tom and Eileen House Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support alumnus Richard House, we can help ensure that the opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all.

  • Funding: £5,000 or £1,000
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Open to: UK and EU students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: 4
Applications for 2020/21 are closed.

We offer four taught Masters scholarships:

  • two worth £5,000 each
  • two worth £1,000 each.

To be eligible to apply you must be liable to pay fees at the UK/EU fee rate, starting your studies in the 2020/21 academic year.

The scholarships will be paid as a stipend in two instalments over the academic year.


Open to UK and EU students.

In order to be eligible you must also have an offer for a place on a course in one of the following departments:

  • Centre for Applied Human Rights
  • Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Modern Studies
  • Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Centre for Women's Studies
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economics and Related Studies
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Department of English and Related Literature
  • Department of Environment and Geography
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Department of History
  • Department of History of Art
  • Department of Language and Linguistic Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit
  • Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • The York Management School
  • York Law School

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • hold an offer from York for any department for a full-time taught Masters course
  • be living permanently in the UK or EU

You must also meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria:

  • You have been in Local Authority Care or supported by the Foyer Federation
  • You have been in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • You have been in receipt of the Maximum Maintenance Loan, or Maximum Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant
  • You were the first in your family to attend higher education (not including siblings) on entry to undergraduate study
  • You were from a Low Participation Neighbourhood on entry to undergraduate study
  • You are on a low income.
How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 1 June 2020, 11.55pm BST

We will let you know the outcome of your application in July 2020.

Documentary evidence

You may be required to provide documentary evidence to support your application. This will be specified in the application form.

It should be titled 'House evidence' and can be submitted by email, post or by hand to:

Student Financial Support
Student Hub
Market SquareUniversity of York
YO10 5DD

Incomplete applications or those submitted without suitable evidence will not be considered.

Supporting statement

As part of the application, you must provide a statement about how the award would make a difference to your future. It should be no longer than 300 words.

We recommend you prepare and save this statement in advance of completing the online application.

Contact details

Student Financial Support
+44 (0)1904 324043
Student Financial Support
Student Hub
Market SquareUniversity of York
YO10 5DD