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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is providing bursary funding for adults looking to retrain and start a new career in cyber security. The bursaries are for GCHQ certified courses only. We have been working with DCMS and anticipate bursaries being available for our GCHQ certified MSc in Cyber Security course. Full criteria will be published shortly but the bursaries will be for career transitioners rather than students coming straight from undergraduate courses. Bursaries will be for tuition fees only. 

Expressions of interest should be sent 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')