Funding your study at York

DCMS Bursaries for GCHQ Certified MSc in Cyber Security - 2017/18

University of York is pleased to announce that as part of the to the National Cyber Security Programme, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is offering bursaries to cover tuition fees for students to undertake the GCHQ-certified MSc course in Cyber Security. The bursary will be focused towards those looking to start a new career in cyber security and help protect the UK's growing digital economy.

Cyber security continues to play an important role in ensuring that the UK is a safe place to do business and continues to be key priority for the Government with a dedicated £1.9 billion investment over 2016-2021 to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security capabilities.

To apply for the DCMS Bursary for GCHQ Certified MSc in Cyber Security, download the Guidelines for DCMS Bursary for GCHQ Certified MSc in Cyber Security (PDF  , 402kb) and the DCMS Bursary application form 2017 (MS Word  , 140kb)‌. Email any enquiries and completed form to  

Other sources of funding for UK/EU students: taught masters degrees

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount. Further details

UK Government loans

If you plan to take a postgraduate masters course, you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with course fees and living costs.  

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for masters study will be:

  • contribution towards the cost of study, ie it will be at the student's discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • non-means tested;
  • paid directly to the student into a UK bank account.

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Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to pay for your studies. You can borrow between £300 to £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate, with no interest to pay while you're studying.

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Other funding resources

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Other sources of funding for international students: taught masters degrees

University Scholarships for overseas students

This scholarship is for applicants commencing study of any subject (excluding medicine at the Hull York Medical School) at any level as a full-time student at York. The scholarship is worth one-quarter (25%) of the overseas tuition fee for each year of successful study.

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Russian Government Scholarship Programme

The University of York is on the list of approved institutions for the Russian Government Global Education Programme. 

Further details (under 'Fees and funding opportunities')