Funding your study at York

GREAT Britain Scholarships - India 2018

Please note, these scholarships are still subject to final confirmation by the British Council Great campaign for 2018.

The British Council has announced the GREAT Education scholarships for the year 2018. The total worth of these scholarships is over £1 million, making this a great opportunity for Indian* students to make the most of their UK education.

We are proud to be a part of this scheme and we are delighted to offer one postgraduate scholarship to the value of £5000 for 2018 entry.

All applicants from India who are holding conditional or unconditional offers on any of the taught postgraduate courses in the Department of Computer Science are eligible to apply.

To apply for the scholarship, you are required to write a short statement (maximum 400 words) which must include the following:

  • Why you have applied to study Computer Science at the University of York;

  • What special attributes or experience you will bring to the course you have chosen;

  • How you believe a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of York will assist you once you have graduated;

  • Why you deserve financial assistance.

Your scholarship application statement should be sent in PDF format as an attachment to Please remember to include your full name, your email address and your application number.

Application deadline: 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 31 May 2018.

Questions about the scholarship? Email us.

More information about the British Council GREAT Scholarships scheme


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

Academic Excellence scholarships

The new Academic Excellence scholarships will offer an award of up to £5,000 for the student’s first year of study.

All international (non-EU) offer-holders will be eligible to apply online from Thursday 1 February 2018.
The selection criteria will be academic merit.

In order to support University objectives for diversity and market development, a certain proportion of scholarships will be reserved for students of specific countries.

Further details

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')