There are many reasons why applying for a scholarship is a great decision for your future. At York, there are many different scholarships that you can apply for, whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research student. There are also funding opportunities that are specific to international students.
The process of applying makes great practice for thinking about your strengths. It’s also a good way to prepare for job applications and interviews. But, more importantly, a scholarship can help you on your way to success. It can provide you with funding and support during your degree.
Many international students have been successful in their scholarship applications at York. So who best to tell you about how it’s made a difference than the students themselves?
“Without this scholarship I would not be here studying my Masters degree.”
“I was granted the CONACYT scholarship by the Mexican government. Without this scholarship I would not be here studying my Masters degree. This scholarship gave me the opportunity to study abroad and not worry about how I would survive in another country. It gave me the freedom to focus just on my university studies and enjoy my international student life in the UK. The Scholarship is granted to Mexican citizens who want to study at postgraduate level abroad.”
Armando, MSc Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management (Mexico)
“It has without a doubt enriched and enhanced my student experience in York.”
“I’ve been granted the Sharifah Sofia Albukhary scholarship. It has without a doubt enriched and enhanced my student experience in York. I am able to fully utilise the funding by participating in several academic and social activities. This includes study trips organised by the Club of Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP). For example, the Club of PEP organised a trip to Athens this academic year and I’ve had the opportunity to take part in it. These opportunities are especially meaningful to me. It provides a platform to be closer to the community, filled with passionate and enthusiastic students. Exchanging perspectives and providing constructive views are all part of the learning process in achieving a greater understanding of my disciplines.”
Enson, BA Politics, Philosophy, Economics (Malaysia)
“I don’t have to worry about how to raise money for my tuition fees or my living expenses.”
“I am studying my postgraduate degree on a fully-funded scholarship award provided by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. It has made an immense difference in my university experience because without it, there wouldn’t have been a university experience. I don’t have to worry about how to raise money for my tuition fees or my living expenses. This has taken a huge burden off my shoulders and given me the opportunity to completely focus on my studies.”
Nabila, LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice (Nigeria)
“This scholarship has had a significant contribution to my academic life and personal development.”
“I was granted the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters degree partner country scholarship. This scholarship has covered both my first year at the Central European University and my second year York. This scholarship has had a significant contribution to my academic life and personal development because I do not think that I could afford to study in such prestigious universities. Additionally, the scholarship has helped me cover my living and other costs during my study. It also reminded me that I can study together with bright-minded students, regardless of my financial difficulties.”
Ilhama, European Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) (Azerbaijan)
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