International students

International students form an important part of the community at York, and the Department welcomes students from all over the world.

We offer our international students:

  • An outstanding educational experience in a dynamic multidisciplinary department with an international reputation for teaching and research
  • A friendly supportive environment, with close interactions between students and staff, which allows students to flourish
  • A strong emphasis on small group teaching, with weekly tutorials in groups of usually only four students
  • An international student co-ordinator within the department, and a personal supervisor to oversee your academic progress and welfare

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please consult our list of acceptable international qualifications to find out more about our typical offers for your own country’s qualifications. Please note that our programmes have subject specific requirements. You will need to refer to individual course pages for subject specific requirements.

If there is no information available for your country, please email for advice.  You may also contact the International Office for more general enquiries.

English language requirements

A qualification in English as a foreign language will be required for countries or qualifications where the language of instruction is not English.

Acceptable English language qualifications and entry requirements


Biology Undergraduate International Scholarship 2019

We offer three departmental scholarships across all our undergraduate programmes for Tier 4 visa students (those liable to pay fees at overseas rates), based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarships are tenable throughout the duration of your course, subject to satisfactory academic progress. These departmental scholarships (worth up to £10,000) are in addition to the University's overseas scholarships and you are welcome to apply to both schemes. Please be aware that you must hold an offer for undergraduate study to be eligible to apply. We will send an email to all eligible overseas applicants giving instructions on how to apply. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Up to £10,000* for the duration of the course

*For students on programmes involving a year in industry, the award will not be made by the Department during the year away, when students are paid by the industrial partner. For more information contact


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