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
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate

This bursary is calculated by residual household income as follows: 

Residual household income

Year 1

Subsequent years

£0 to £25,000



£25,001 to £35,000



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 below you could be eligible for our non-repayable York bursary, for UK students.

For 2020 entry - see our bursaries guide for current students.


Open to UK (home) students only.

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

  • be a UK resident
  • have a residual household taxable gross income of £35,000 or less (including pensions)
  • be studying full-time at the University in 2021/22 and be paying the UK 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


How to apply

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 2021.

The cut-off date for receiving 2021/22 awards is 30 June 2022.

How we allocate

If you live on campus the bursary will be paid directly to Accommodation Services. Before making your accommodation payment, you will need to subtract the bursary amount to avoid an overpayment.

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).

Terms and conditions

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.

Contact details

Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 1904 324043

Contact us

Student Financial Support Unit
+44 (0)1904 324043