Funding for UK (home) students

A number of scholarships and loans are available to help with the cost of living and course fees. Details often depend on your personal circumstances and on the course you plan to study.

Top tip - Apply for funding as soon as possible if you need it. To be eligible for most scholarships you will need to hold an offer of a place.

UK Government loans

You may be entitled to a UK Government Masters Loan to help fund your study.

University funding

We offer a number of funding opportunities to postgraduate taught students.

Most opportunities currently listed are for 2021/22 entry. Opportunities for 2022/23 will continue to be confirmed over the autumn of 2021, so check back for more later this year.

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

Ten per cent tuition fee discount. If you've previously studied at the University of York, you could be eligible for a tuition fee discount for postgraduate taught courses.

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.

Additional scholarships are likely to be confirmed throughout the year.




Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

Centre for Medieval Studies

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies


English and Related Literature

Electronic Engineering


Hull York Medical School


Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

External scholarships

A number of external funding sources are also available. These scholarships are not managed by the University of York.

Other funding resources

Student money saving tips

Create a budget

"Make a weekly budget including food, transport, going out, etc, and try to stick to it. It’s not easy and you might slip up at the beginning, but in the long run you’ll save lots of money."

Get a part-time job

"I work part-time at the University as a Student Ambassador and that suits my schedule quite well. I can pick and choose my hours and do more during the holidays."

Plan your food and drink

"There are lots of ways to save money through changing your food and drink habits. Making your own packed lunch each day can save huge amounts of money. I would also recommend taking your own coffee and tea bags to the library– there’s a hot water dispenser so you can make your own hot drinks."

Zaki, LLM Legal and Political Theory