International students

People travel from all over the world to live and study in York, and the Department of Music is home to students of many nationalities. Applications are welcome from all parts of the world, whether for undergraduate or postgraduate study.


York is 6th in the UK and 25th in World: THE World Rankings for Arts and Humanities

The University of York is one of the top-rated institutions to study the arts and humanities according to the 2016 Times Higher Education Rankings – positioned 6th in the UK and 25th in the world we deliver an outstanding educational environment through our innovative teaching with excellent careers prospects.

English language requirements

English Language requirements for postgraduate courses can be found on the English language requirements 2016/17 page.

Additional information

Further information about living and studying at York as an international student can be found at the York University International Office.

For specific guidance on making an application for MA courses, please see:

The MPhil/PhD by Composition programme here attracted me for the strong faculty and openness to different music styles. The staff and students are warm and welcoming and the Department has provided us a lot of exciting opportunities. One more thing... the city and the campus are beautiful. What else can you ask for?

Cheong Li
(PhD in Composition)