Information for Chinese applicants

First in the UK for History of Art research impact (Times Higher Education's ranking of REF 2014)

If you are applying from China, this page will give you more information about the Department, the application process, and your key contacts.

Many of our postgraduate students from China choose the following courses:


The Department of History of Art at York is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research which brings together international curators and world-leading researchers. We offer world-class expertise in the visual arts, architecture and art theory. Our collaborations and partnerships with the V&A, Tate, National Gallery and many other local, national and international institutions inform our research and teaching, and give you privileged access to works of art and architecture. 

Application information

If you are applying for our undergraduate courses and you are leaving Senior Secondary School in China with a Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate or Chinese University Entrance Examination (Gaokao), you will need to take a qualification that allows you to enter directly into UK higher education. This could be A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate

In order to apply for a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course, you will need an average of 80% in your bachelors degree (a UK 2:1).

In addition to a 2:1 bachelors degree, PhD applicants should have or be currently completing a masters degree; requirements usually include a dissertation mark, where one is awarded, of at least 65 or equivalent.


The University offer a number of scholarships for international students:









Contact Us

There are lots of ways to ask us any questions:

For more information see our China country page.