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Scholarships, Fees and Funding

Now that you are looking at applying, it is important to know the cost of your course and the options available to you for funding your studies.


York St John International Scholarship (York Campus only)

We offer a competitive scholarship of up to £1,000 for all fee paying international students,  studying undergraduate, postgraduate or research courses at our York Campus.

Once you have received an offer to study with us, we will send you a link to complete a short task, letting us know how you will contribute to the University and our community.

We will contact you within two weeks of your scholarship application to inform you of the outcome. If you are successful £1,000 will be taken off the fees for your first year of study with us.

Chevening Scholarships

Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50,000 exceptional applicants from around the world to study in the UK, through scholarships and fellowships funded by the UK government. Find out more and how to apply at

Alumni Discount 

If you have just finished an Undergraduate course with us and are continuing onto a Postgraduate course you are eligible for a 10% Alumni discount on your fees.  The 10% discount is additional to any other discount or waiver you are awarded by the University and will be applied before any other discount is considered.

This reduction applies to all York and London-based taught MA, MBA, MSc and MRes courses, except for Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc, Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc and all PCGE courses.

Other Scholarships

A list of Scholarships is also available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website. For up to date information please visit

Contact us

For more information about scholarships email the international office at  We will post any new scholarship opportunities online, as they are announced. 


The standard fee for International (non-EU) students is £12,750 with a small number of exceptions.  Please visit our course pages for up to date information. 

Fees for students from within the European Union are the same as Home fees.

Deposits and advance payments

International (non-EU) applicants are required to pay a desposit. The amount is 50% of the first year's tuition fees and the amount will be detailed on your unconditional offer e-mail. You will have to pay the deposit before your CAS for your Tier 4 visa application can be issued. 

There are some exceptions:

  • If you are a sponsored student, you must submit a sponsor letter to the University
  • If you are a USA student, paying through the USA student loans system, you will need to submit an official notification of the loan to our admissions team
  • If you are a Norwegian student paying through the Norwegian state loans system you will need to provide the preliminary statement of financial support to the admissions team

For students undertaking Pre-sessional courses, you must pay the 50% degree tuition deposit IN ADDITION to 100% of the Pre-sessional fees.


As an international student, there are a number of ways to fund your studies.

EU Undergraduate students can access a tuition fee loan in a similar way to UK students. You will need to apply to the UK government every academic year via a paper copy application. Get an application form and additional information from the government website.

EU Postgraduate students may be eligible for the postgraduate loan from the UK government. Find more information on the government pages.

USA students can access federal loans, which are available for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. More information on the US loan system can be found here.

Funding in your home country  We accept a variety of funding options such as the Norwegian state loans, German DAAD funding and government sponsored students from a range of countries.  

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online can help find sources of funding for your studies. It contains over 100 links to possible sources as well as general guidance and tools to help you write a grant application. The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is free to use.


For further information contact us at or call 00 44 (0)1904 876939.



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