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.
All new international students can request a Buddy - they'll share their own university experiences and offer friendly advice. They can even get in touch before you arrive in York.
View our welcome booklet: International student welcome booklet 2023/24 (PDF , 4,498kb)
What our current students say
Read our student blog posts for top tips about studying in the UK.
How York’s careers service helped me find my dream job
Posted by Gary on 17 July 2023
Hi, I’m Gary and I’m from Hong Kong. I had the privilege of studying at the University of York from 2006 to 2009, where…
Finding Sanctuary: My Equal Access Scholarship
Posted by Mamoon on 17 July 2023
A country in turmoil As a person born and raised in Afghanistan – a country that is constantly in turmoil – my early life…
Joining the York community: an interview with our students
Posted by Katrina, James and Kabeer on 3 July 2023
What’s it like to settle into the York community? We sat with three of our students to talk ducks, dreams, dinners, and the magic…
Where my York degree has taken me
Posted by Najwa on 29 June 2023
Hello, I’m Najwa from Malaysia and I graduated from the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York in 2018. Here’s how…
Rachel’s international Clearing story
Posted by Rachel on 2 May 2023
In 2020, I came to York to study Social Policy through Clearing as an international student. The day of Clearing was stressful as I…
Tackling the Clearing process as an international student
Posted by Salih on 2 May 2023
Clearing can be an overwhelming process for students, especially if they did not receive the results they were expecting or have changed their mind…