Applications from international students are very welcome. Students from countries as far afield as Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela, are currently studying at York as graduate students in the department.

International student orientation

Orientation is a free programme of talks and events aimed at helping all new international students acquire an understanding of University life, UK study skills and British culture. Orientation days are in October and January.


Single students from outside the EU are currently provided with accommodation for the duration of their full-time course, provided they apply before the end of August. All graduate accommodation is fully furnished and centrally heated; most are self-catering flats with ensuite facilities.

Getting support