York scholarships and bursaries 2021/22

We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries for UK students to help with tuition fees and living expenses.

These awards are for 2021/22 entry. Scholarships for 2022/23 entry will be confirmed in the autumn.

What are scholarships and bursaries?

They are non-repayable financial awards to help towards your study and living costs.

  • Scholarships are typically allocated based on outstanding academic achievements or extra-curricular activities.
  • Bursaries are typically allocated based on personal circumstances rather than academic merit.

Awards based on household income

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

Residual household income is the gross taxable household income, minus pension contributions, and an allowable deduction of £1,130 for each other child or eligible student in the household. If you are under 25 the household income is normally that of your parents, or the parent you usually live with and their partner. If you are over 25 this would be the income of your partner.

There is no application process for the York Bursary, Foundation Year Bursary, York Refugee Bursary or Care Leaver and Estranged Students Bursary. We will assess these automatically at the end of September 2021 based on the household income information you provide to Student Finance (gov.uk). Eligible students will be contacted throughout October. 

York Bursary

£2,000 in the first year and £1,000-£1,100 in subsequent years. Residual household income must be £35,000 or less.

Foundation Year Bursary

£3,000 to £5,600 fee waiver depending on residual household income.

York Refugee Bursary

If you have refugee status you will be given a £1,000 in addition to the York Bursary if your residual household income is below £25,000. 

Hull York Medical School Bursary

UK students starting in 2021 with a residual household income of £25,000 or less will receive £2,400 per year of study.

Students receiving this who are also eligible for the Realising Opportunities or Next Step York Progression bursaries will receive an additional £1,000 in their first year of study.

Other awards

Care Leaver and Estranged Students Bursary

  • £3,000 in the first year and £2,500 in subsequent years (plus £1,000 in your final term to assist with graduation and interview costs)
  • You must be aged under 25 and have been in the care of a UK local authority or have come through the national Foyer Federation.

Equal Access Scholarships

  • If you're seeking asylum in the UK or have limited or discretionary leave to remain in the UK you could be eligible for this scholarship
  • The scholarhips includes a maintenance award of up to £10,660 to help with living costs and a full fee waiver (you will not need to pay any tuition fees)

Holbeck Scholarships

  • These scholarships are open to pupils from schools and colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region, who are applying to a UK university (not just York) 
  • They are worth a one-off payment of £1,250 in Year 1.

York Opportunity Scholarship

  • If you've had to overcome significant barriers to meet your educational goals you could be eligible for this award

Subject-specific awards

Chemistry Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry typically offers up to twenty scholarships for UK based students.

Economics Scholarships

The Department of Economics offers two Nigel Thompson Memorial Scholarships to the most academically talented students from families of lower income.

Electronic Engineering Scholarships

The Department of Electronic Engineering offers a range of scholarships for BEng and MEng courses as well as specific funds for Foundation Year students.

English scholarships

The Department of English and Related Literature offer a range of Academic Excellence scholarships and Widening Participation bursaries.

History scholarships

A scholarship worth £3,000 to support talented students to fulfil their educational and professional ambitions.

Language and Linguistics scholarships

Academic excellence scholarships of £1,000 to recognise and reward academic achievement.

Mathematics scholarships

The Department of Mathematics offers the Annie Curry Williamson scholarship worth £1,500 per year.

Music scholarships

The Department of Music offers a number of specific scholarships available to music students.

Philosophy Bursaries

The Department of Philosophy is offering two types of bursary for undergraduate students.

Physics Academic Excellence Scholarships and Foundation Bursaries

The Department of Physics offers scholarships and paid research placements to students who academically excelled in their A levels or equivalent. A bursary for Physics Foundation students is also available.

Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media Visionaries Scholarship programme

A package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduate students from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller, and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Royal Television Society Bursary 

  • The Royal Television Society offers bursary schemes each year to undergraduates from lower-income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in computing, engineering or television production.
  • £1,000 per year towards living costs.
  • Residual household income must be £25,000 or less.

Contact us

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043

Contact us

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043