We look forward to welcoming you!
This guide helps with additional tasks that international students need to do once you confirm that you're coming to York. It should be read along with our information for new undergraduates or new postgraduates.
If you're unable to get to York for the start of term due to travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic, most taught programmes are offering online teaching until 7 November 2021. If you can't reach York by that date, you should contact your department. PGRs should check options for incoming postgraduate researchers.
What our current students say
Read our student blog posts for top tips about studying in the UK.
University tips to help you settle in as an international student in York
Posted by Mi Chelle on 16 August 2021
Arriving in York (or in the UK in general) as an international student can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. New country, city, university…
Culture shock: what has surprised international students?
Posted by Mi Chelle on 9 August 2021
Hi, I’m Mi Chelle and I’m from Malaysia. If you’re an international student, you’ll most likely have experienced culture shock. Culture shock involves surprises…
Choosing a university: an international student’s guide
Posted by Mi Chelle on 4 August 2021
Choosing a university can seem like an incredibly daunting task. It’s where you’ll be spending the next few years of your life. And even…
Applying to university as an international student
Posted by Mi Chelle on 28 June 2021
I applied to university after receiving my A-Level results, during my gap year. I wanted to give myself more time to work on my…
Freshers’ Week as a Non-Drinking International Student
Posted by Mi Chelle on 23 June 2021
When I first boarded a plane to the UK, I was worried about Freshers’ Week. I had heard a lot about university drinking culture…
Going through Clearing: why your past doesn’t define you
Posted by Daniela on 8 June 2021
Sometimes, no matter how hard you study, you don’t score the grades you were hoping for. The grades you were predicted by the school…