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.

Details of application process to be announced.

Department Studentships (application closed)

A number of departmental studentships are available to candidates enrolling on any full-time taught MSc course in the Department of Computer Science.

The value of each studentship is normally a one-off payment of £5,000.

How to apply:

All Home/EU and Overseas applicants holding an offer of a place on one of our full-time MSc courses for entry in September 2017 are eligible to apply. To apply, download the Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form (MS Word  , 38kb) ‌ and email the completed form to

You will be assessed on:

• Your academic background.
• Your reasons for applying for your course.
• The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.

Closing date: Please return your completed application form to us by Friday 31 March 2017.

Candidates will be notified of the result of their studentship application by the Department by the end of April.

GREAT Britain Scholarships - India 2017

The British Council has announced the GREAT Education scholarships for the year 2017. The total worth of these scholarships is over £1 million. With 198 scholarships on offer, it is a great opportunity for Indian students wishing 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 £5250 for 2017 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 2017.

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.

Further details (

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.

Further details (

Other funding resources

Further details

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.

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')