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The next course(s): Spring 2024 (or spring 2024 +  autumn 2024)

(Note that following Brexit, study in the UK beyond one semester/6 months requires a Student Visa and payment of a health surcharge). 

The application deadline for spring 2024 is 30 October. Please apply through the University of York Visiting Students application pages using the NSC's Application Guide, Spring 2024 (PDF , 1,690kb)(All applications go through the undergraduate site, regardless of whether you apply for the undergraduate or graduate version of the YorkCourse.)

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Director, Jena Habegger-Conti at Please also send a copy of the relevant information in your application (module choices, level, qualifications, documentation of qualifications, motivational letter) to will ensure that the NSC has the information needed to follow up your application in the University of York system.

An updated step-by-step guide to filling in your application is available here Application Guide, Spring 2024 (PDF , 1,690kb)

Please note that since the application site is a general one for all University of York visiting students, it may be difficult to fill in the form correctly if you do not follow the guide. 

If applying without previous credits in English, a minimum of 90 ECTS in relevant humanities or social science subjects is required, with an average of B in the 50 best credits.

BA Admission requirements (on entry)

The prerequisites for admission to the YorkCourse at the undergraduate (2nd/3rd year BA) level are:

For those studying at a Norwegian University or College:

  • 50 ECTS credits (or more) of English Studies from a University or College with an average of C or over

  • Between 30 and 50 ECTS credits of English Studies from a University or College with an average of B or over  

For applicants to the 'YorkCourse with School Experience':

  • Minimum of 30 ECTS credits in English Studies from a University or College with an average of C or over.
  • Note that we can supply a maximum of 10 days in school, and that transport cost has to be born by the student

For applicants without any background in English Studies:

  • Minimum of 90 ECTS credits in any relevant Humanities and Social Science subjects, with an average of B or over in your 50 best credits. (Relevance will be decided on an individual basis on application.)

For Norwegian nationals (and other residents of Norway) who are English teachers or can otherwise demonstrate significant professional background in English:

  • The above entrance requirements may be modified. Please contact us with brief details of your experience and qualifications before applying.

 MA admission requirements (on entry)

The prerequisites for admission to the YorkCourse at the master's level:

  • If you are currently studying (or about to undertake) a master's degree in English at a Norwegian institution of higher education you are eligible to apply for the MA level YorkCourse, in either Autumn or Spring. For those in 5-year GLU/Lektor programmes, you need to be in year 4 or 5 of your cycle to be admitted on the MA level YorkCourse.
  • Alternatively, you might be interested in applying to study part of your MA at the University of York (Department of Linguistic Science or Department of English and Related Literature) in the Spring term only (fees apply).

If you think you might be interested in the future, why not get in touch and we can send you reminders of application deadlines and other information.  Email and/or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @nsc_york.