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: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate

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.

If your residual household income is within the ranges above you could be eligible for this non-repayable bursary, for UK 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)

For 2022 entry - see our bursaries guide for current students


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:

The Foundation Year Bursary is open to students with a 'Home' fee status. If you're unsure whether you're classed as a UK or international student for fee purposes, check your fee status.

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

There is no separate application form to complete.

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

Eligible students will be informed by the end of October 2022.

A letter informing you of your bursary award will be made available via e:Vision. If you were expecting a bursary and have not received this letter on e:Vision by 5pm on 1 November 2022, please email from your University email quoting your nine digit student reference number.

The cut-off date for receiving 2022/23 awards is 30 June 2023.

Contact details

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

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.