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Funding opportunities

Scholarships for home students

Find out more about the scholarships we offer and how they are awarded.

YSJ Scholars and Low Income Scholarships

The York St John University Scholars set of scholarships is open to four different groups of students.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once you have registered as a York St John University student, after a simple application process.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must identify as being in the BAME population at registration, and show a residual family income of less than £42,000.

This award will be £800 cash per year of study, and a package of support throughout your studies.

Estranged Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once you have registered as a York St John University student, after a simple application process.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been assessed as independent and recognised as estranged by Student Finance or an equivalent organisation.

This award will be £800 cash per year of study, and a package of support throughout your studies.

Care Leaver's Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once you have registered as a York St John University student, after a simple application process.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have proof that you have been in care for at least three months in the year before starting your studies.

This award will be £800 cash per year of study, and a package of support throughout your studies.

As a care leaver you may also be entitled to additional support from your local authority. Please contact our Student Widening Participation Advisor Anna Deacon for more information: a.deacon@yorksj.ac.uk

Offer Scheme Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have an offer with 4 points or more in our Contextual Offer Scheme. If you are in this category, you will be contacted directly by our Admissions team after receiving your offer, and you will not be required to make an application for the scholarship.

This award will be £800 cash per year of study, and a package of support throughout your studies.

Additional support and opportunities for YSJ Scholars

At York St John University we offer personalised support to all of our students. Our dedicated teams of experts will be here to support you throughout your university experience. They can help you through a range of issues and situations, to help you realise your ambitions and potential.

As well as this comprehensive support package, we will make sure that our community of YSJ scholars will have access to additional opportunities:

  • Employability and opportunities: you can apply for up to £500 in funding for opportunities to do work experience, internships or volunteering in the UK or abroad.
  • Careers: you will have access to careers guidance and mentoring from the start of your course, to your graduation and beyond.
  • Internships: you can apply early to summer internships and our Students as Researchers schemes.

Scholarships for students from low income families

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a financial impact on many individuals and families, so we have launched a bursary that will provide a boost to our students whose families have been hit hard by the pandemic.

No application will be needed for these funds. To be eligible, you must have applied for student funding and shown that you have a residual family income of less than £25,000. This means your household income before tax and after any pension contributions or allowances for dependent children. This assessment will be made as part of your student funding application, so you will not need to provide any further information to us.

This award will be £250 cash per year of study, and a package of support throughout your studies.

Further information on YSJ Scholars and Low Income Scholarships

Students cannot qualify for more than one of the YSJ Scholars and Low Income Scholarship awards. 

Apart from the Contextual Offer Scheme Scholarship, which is awarded before registration, all remaining scholarships will be awarded after you register as a York St John University student. We will give you further information and support with applying closer to the time.

Our £800 scholarships will be paid in two instalments: one before Christmas and one in the second semester. Our £250 scholarships will be paid in a single instalment before Christmas.

Further scholarships and support

Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to our top 50 applicants who have the most UCAS tariff points on entry. Points can be accumulated with any qualifications that are on the UCAS tariff.

For more information on UCAS tariff points please visit the UCAS tariff calculator.

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in particular need of support. There are normally six Vice Chancellor's Scholarships available, at £1000 each. 

Applications for Vice Chancellor's Scholarships will be accepted in December.

These scholarships are funded by contributions from our alumni and other supporters.

Find out more: Vice Chancellor's Scholarships

Sanctuary Scholarship

These scholarships provide financial support for students seeking asylum or with Limited Leave to Remain in the UK.

Find out more: Sanctuary Scholarship

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship

These scholarshipps provide financial support for the children of people who have died serving their country in the Armed Forces.

Find out more on the UK government website: Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarships

Adult learners

Information on financial assistance for adult learners is available on the government's Grants and bursaries for adult learners page.

You can also contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 9000.

Single parents

Potential sources of funding for single parent students can be found on the Gingerbread website.

Student Support Fund

Our Student Support Fund is available to help students through unexpected financial difficulties. We have expanded this fund to help students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more: Student Support Fund

We are here to help

The Funding Advice team are here to help you get your finances ready for university.

We offer advice on everything from applying for scholarships to finding additional financial support so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

fundingadvice@yorksj.ac.uk

01904 876 939

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