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Funding opportunities

Find funding for your studies through scholarships or funding bodies.

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Those with a postgraduate qualification will on average earn £7,000 more per year than those with just an undergraduate degree. With many funding options available, these courses are an investment in your future.

*Department For Education Graduate Labour Market Report 2020

If you would like to talk to us about funding options contact our Student Funding Advice team at

Scholarships for York St John University graduates

If you are an alumni of York St John University we have scholarships available to help you continue your studies.

Loans and bursaries

Here you will find some options for funding your studies as well as information about fee reductions or bursaries for specific courses.

Jump to: Master's loansDoctoral loansPGCE and School DirectAlternative guide to postgraduate funding

Master's loans

A master's loan can help towards course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master's degree.

Depending on where in the UK you live, the process for applying for a loan will be different. Find out if you are eligible and the amount you could borrow on the websites below. Master's Loans

Student Awards Agency Scotland

Student Finance Wales

Postgraduate Loans in Northern Ireland

Doctoral loans

Doctoral loans are also available if you are studying a postgraduate doctoral course such as a PhD.

More information is available on the UK Government website:

PGCE and School Direct (non-salaried)

The UK government is now offering bursaries for students enrolled on initial teacher training courses.

The amount you are entitled to will depend on the classification of the undergraduate degree you hold and the subject your PGCE focuses on.

Funding for Initial Teacher Training students

The alternative guide to postgraduate funding

The alternative guide to postgraduate funding can help you find sources of funding for your studies. It contains over 100 links to possible funding sources as well as general guidance and tools to help you write a grant application.

Staff and students of York St John University can use the guide for free. You can log in using the link below.

If you have applied to York St John University we can provide you with access to the guide. Email the Funding Advice team to find out how you can access the guide:

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

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