The University of York has a long history of welcoming students from France. We currently have around 115 French students at York studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes.
We provide a caring and supportive environment for our students to ensure they enjoy their time with us and return to France with fond memories of their time at York. Our range of social facilities on campus include a fully-equipped sports centre, a wide choice of cafés and restaurants, supermarket and bookshop allowing you to take a break from your studies and relax without having to leave the campus.
With a diverse student population of over 100 nationalities, you can be sure of making life-long friends from all over the world. We have over 180 social, cultural and religious societies, as well as the International Students Association which is a student body that represents the specific interests of the increasing number of international students at York.
Following successful completion of your studies at the University of York, membership of our growing network of alumni based all around the world is free and automatic. We pride ourselves on supporting our alumni and offer a growing portfolio of services and benefits. These range from invitations to social events and reunions, networking opportunities, access to regional alumni groups, dedicated web space and a copy of our bi-annual graduate magazine, the Grapevine.
Listed below are the qualifications that we would normally consider for entry onto our degree schemes, along with examples of the level of achievement that we would normally require from applicants. These levels of achievement do differ between programmes, and some departments may request additional qualifications.
The University will consider students with the French Baccalaureat or Option Internationale du Baccalaureat. We would normally consider* students who achieve an overall score of between 12 and 15 in the French Baccalaureat and between 11 and 14 in Option Internationale du Baccalaureat. The grade varies according to the department being applied to.
* Applicants should note that, as many of our programmes are popular, there is no guarantee that those who have achieved the level about will be made an offer, and many of our programmes have additional subject specific requirements for entry.
The University considers students who have achieved a good honours degree (upper second class) or equivalent in their undergraduate study. Some departments may consider students with slightly lower qualifications.
Applicants whose first language is not English should be able to show evidence of their English language ability. Typically we accept IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or the (I)GCSE in English Language.
If you have a choice of qualifications, we prefer IELTS for its detailed reporting. Any applicant intending to complete a TOEFL qualification should enter the University's DI (Designated Institution) Code 3065 when they register for their test.
Details of the achievement levels we require for undergraduate level can be found on the undergraduate study web pages. Our requirements for postgraduate level study can be found in the prospectus.
If you are unsure of the requirements, please contact us using the details below, providing the name of your qualification(s), the awarding institution(s) and the programme that you intend to apply to at the University of York.
We have produced an information sheet which gives specific information for French students on a range of information and gives supplementary information to what is published in our prospectuses. You can get a PDF version of this below:
We would welcome you to attend this events and speak to our representatives to find out more about the University of York. Eleanor Shotton from the Student Recruitment team is attending the British Council event on 13 October 2012 in Paris. For further details see our staff visits page.