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
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate
Applications for 2021/22 are open until Thursday 30 June 2022, 11.59pm BST

This bursary is calculated by residual household income as follows: 

Residual household income

Fee waiver

£25,000 or less


£25,001 or more


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.

For 2020 entry - see our bursaries guide for current students

After you've completed the foundation year and move onto the first year of your degree, you may be eligible for the York Bursary (if your residual household income is £35,000 or less)


Open to UK (home) students only.

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

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.

How to apply

Application deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022, 11.59pm BST

We will automatically assess your eligibility based on your residual household income using the information supplied in your application for Student Loans. There is no separate application form to complete.

Eligible students will be informed by the end of October 2021.

If you have not been contacted via your University email address by 5pm on 1 November 2021, please contact Student Financial Support (

The cut-off date for receiving 2020/21 awards is 30 June 2022.

Contact details

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043

Contact us

Student Financial Support Unit
+44 (0)1904 324043