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: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate

This bursary is calculated by residual household income as follows: 

Household income

Year 1

Subsequent years

£0 to £25,000



£25,001 to £35,000



Household income

The University uses the assessment of household income carried out by Student Finance to automatically assess students for bursary eligibility.

For 2023 entry - see our bursaries guide for current students


Open to UK (home) students only.

The York 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.

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 2023/24 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 2023.

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 2023, please email sfsu@york.ac.uk from your University email quoting your nine digit student reference number.

The cut-off date for receiving 2023/24 awards is 30 June 2024.

How we allocate

If you live on campus during the first year of your studies, the bursary will be paid directly towards your accommodation costs.

If you live on campus in year 2 (and subsequent years), your bursary will normally be paid directly into your bank account. You have the option of the bursary being applied directly to your accommodation fee, or paid into your bank account. Students should refer to their bursary award letter on e:Vision for details of how to request this change.

If you live in private accommodation your bursary will be paid directly into your bank account.

Bursaries are paid in 3 instalments, usually at the end of 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
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Careers - On Track

The University offers an exclusive opportunity for first and second year undergraduates in receipt of a York Bursary to participate in On Track. On Track is an opt-in programme which offers opportunities for students to participate in a range of activities which are designed to help them develop key employability skills over the year. This includes access to professional development workshops, coaching and workplace visits, building confidence and professional networks along the way. 

If you are a first or second year undergraduate student and you have received a letter about your bursary eligibility, look out for an invitation to a briefing session in October 2023. This will come from the Careers and Placements team via Handshake. Information about the programme can be found on the On Track Programme webpage.

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.