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Funding opportunities

Find funding for your studies through scholarships or funding bodies.

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Studying a postgraduate course is a great choice for your future. There are many funding options to help you get there.

On this page:

You can talk to us about funding options by emailing our Student Funding Advice team at

Funding from York St John University

Scholarships for alumni

If you stay at York St John for your postgraduate studies, you will have access to our community of support. You will also be eligible for our scholarships for alumni.

These can range from a 10% to 50% discount in your fees.

Government funding

There are a range of loans and bursaries for postgraduate studies. Find out more about the funding you could get, including bursaries for specific courses.

Master's loans

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

Depending on where in the UK you live, how you apply for a loan will vary. Find out if you are eligible and the amount you could borrow on the websites below.

PGCE and School Direct (non-salaried)

The UK government offers bursaries for students on initial teacher training courses.

The amount you can get will depend on the undergraduate degree you hold and the subject your PGCE focuses on.

Funding for initial teacher training students

Funding for international students

As an international student, there are a number of ways to fund your studies, including funding from your home country.

We also have a range of scholarships for fee paying international students (York campus only).

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding can help you find funding for your studies. It contains over 100 links to funding sources, as well as guidance and tools to help you apply.

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

If you have applied to study with us, we can provide you with access to the guide. Email us on to get your access to the guide.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

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