Undergraduate funding for UK (home) students

We offer scholarships, bursaries and other funding to help you with tuition fees and living expenses.

Opportunities for 2022/23 entry will continue to be updated, so please check this page throughout the year.

Types of funding

Scholarships and bursaries are financial awards to help towards your study and living costs. You don't need to pay them back.

  • Scholarships are typically allocated based on your outstanding academic achievements or extracurricular activities.
  • Bursaries are typically allocated based on personal circumstance, such as 'residual household income' - the combined income of the parent(s), guardian(s) or partner who you live with. We often assess this automatically, and will be in touch if you're eligible.

UK Government loans

You may be entitled to a tuition fee loan to help fund your studies.

Opportunities for 2022/23 entry

We'll continue to add new and returning opportunities once confirmed throughout the year.

Contact us

If you have questions relating to any of our funding opportunities, please see the contact details on the specific scholarship or bursary page.

Care Leavers and Estranged Students Bursary

This bursary is for students aged under 25, who come to York as care leavers or who are irreconcilably estranged from their parents.

  • Funding: Annual awards over the duration of your course
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Foundation Year Bursary

This Bursary is a means-tested fee waiver for UK students on the first year of a Foundation Year degree (Year 0).

  • Funding: Fee waiver dependent on residual household income
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Holbeck scholarships

These scholarships are open to pupils from schools and colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region, who are applying to any UK university (not just York) for entry in September 2022.

  • Funding: £1,500
  • Application deadline: Friday 13 May 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

The Cowrie-Black Heart Foundation Scholarships

Created to offer support to our Black African and Caribbean heritage students from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at the UK (home) rate, plus a maintenance stipend of up to £8,000 for each year of your course
  • Application deadline: Monday 30 May 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

York Bursary

Depending on your household residual income you could be eligible for our non-repayable York bursary.

  • Funding: Annual award over the course of your degree
  • Open to: UK (home) students

York Refugee Bursary

The Refugee Bursary is a non-repayable award for students who come to York and have a Refugee immigration status.

  • Funding: Annual award over course of degree
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Other schemes and resources

Departmental opportunities

Many of our departments and centres offer additional opportunities and specialised guidance on funding your studies.

Opportunities from last year

We update many of our opportunities annually, so some of those listed below may soon become available again for applications.

Contact us

If you have questions relating to any of our funding opportunities, please see the contact details on the specific scholarship or bursary page.