Undergraduate funding for UK (home) students

We offer scholarships, bursaries and other funding to help you with tuition fees and living expenses.

Funding opportunities open and close all the time, so please check this page throughout the year.

Types of funding

Scholarships and bursaries are financial awards to help towards your study and living costs. You don't need to pay them back.

  • Scholarships are typically allocated based on your outstanding academic achievements or extracurricular activities.
  • Bursaries are typically allocated based on personal circumstances, such as 'residual household income' – the combined income of the parent(s), guardian(s) or partner who you live with. We often assess this automatically, and will be in touch if you're eligible.

UK Government loans

You may be entitled to a tuition-fee loan to help fund your studies.

Funding for students with disabilities

If you have a mental health problem, long-term illness or any other disability, you may be eligible for additional financial support.

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.

Funding opportunities

The following opportunities are currently open for applications.

York Refugee Bursary

The Refugee Bursary is a non-repayable award for students who come to York and have a Refugee immigration status.

  • Funding: Annual award over course of degree
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

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: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Care Leavers and Estranged Students Bursary

This bursary is for students aged under 25, who come to York as care leavers or who are irreconcilably estranged from their parents.

  • Funding: Annual awards over the duration of your course
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

Created to offer support to Black British undergraduates from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Funding: Tuition fees at the UK (home) rate, plus a maintenance stipend of up to 拢8,000 for each year of your course.
  • Academic year: 2025/26
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Holbeck Scholarship

These scholarships are open to pupils from schools and colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region, who are applying to any UK university for entry in September 2024.

  • Funding: 拢1,750
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Departmental opportunities

Many of our departments and centres offer additional opportunities and specialised guidance on funding your studies.

Extra support

Various external sites offer further guidance on sources of funding and managing your money.

  • (thescholarshiphub.org.uk)
  • (turn2us.org.uk)
  • (blackbullion.com)

Previous opportunities

Many funding opportunities are renewed annually. Some of those listed below may reopen for applications later in the year.

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.