York Bursary 2020/21

Depending on your household income you could be eligible for our non-repayable York bursary, for UK and EU students.

Residual household income

Year 1

Subsequent years

£0 to £25,000



£25,001 to £35,000



If you’re on a study year abroad or placement year you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee and will not receive a bursary during this year.

For 2019 entry - see our bursaries guide for current students.


In order to be eligible for the York Bursary, you must:

  • be a UK or EU resident
  • have a residual household taxable gross income of £35,000 or less (including pensions)
  • be studying full-time at the University in 2020/21 and be paying the UK/EU fee rate
  • be registered on an undergraduate degree course
  • Social Work students will only be considered for the York Bursary in years when they do not receive the NHS Social Work Bursary

If you live on campus the bursary will be paid directly to Accommodation Services. If you live in private sector accommodation, the bursary will be paid directly into your bank account in three instalments (usually in October, January and April).

Contact us

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043


We will automatically assess your eligibility based on your residual household income using the information supplied in your application for Student Loans.

If you or your parents withhold your consent to share financial information on your Student Loans application, we will not be able to confirm your eligibility for the bursary.

Eligible students will be informed by the end of October 2020.

The cut-off date for receiving 2020/21 awards is 30 June 2021.

What is residual household income?

Residual household income is your household's gross income minus these allowances:

  • Pension contributions
  • £1,130 for each financially dependent child or eligible student in the household
  • If you're under 25 the household income is normally that of your parents or the parent you usually live with and their partner. If you're over 25 this would be the income of your partner.

Contact us

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043