International Support

If you are a new international student for 2016, please see our Departmental Induction Slides (MS PowerPoint  , 1,322kb) for a summary of international support available. We also have a short film showing you how to get to the Post Office to collect your BRP.  ‌

Before you arrive

Immigration Advice Service

 The Student Support Hub in Market Square

The Immigration Advice Service is here to answer any questions you may have about the immigration process. We offer appointments during term-time.

Travelling to York

 Airport signpost‌‌

Information on how to make your journey to both a UK port of entry and your subsequent travel to the University campus as easy as possible, whether by car, boat, train or plane.

Orientation programmes

Central Hall shown over the lake‌‌

All new international students are expected to attend a programme of lectures and talks designed to introduce you to York. Also includes information on our free airport collection service.

Pre-arrival checklist

Checklist. Credit: Ckepper on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA, GFDL‌‌

A helpful list of things to do before you set off so as to make your journey to York as easy as possible, and help you get settled when you arrive.

Living and studying at York

Living in York

York Minster over the River (Credit: George Mabee)

For more specialised support on issues which may arise during your stay in York, as well as general information about living in the UK.

Studying at York

International students in a seminar

Your academic responsibilities are as important as your social ones. Here you will find helpful information and support for your studies.

Develop Your Skills

 Academic Skills for International Students

Develop your skills to support your studies using online resources and tutorials, workshops, courses and one-to-one support opportunities. 

Disability support for international students

A disability symbol marked on a computer keyboard

The University is commited to equal access for all, and more information on available disability support can be found here.

After your studies

We hope that during your time at York you will have developed some valuable skills that can be carried forward in your career either in your home country, here in the UK or elsewhere in the world. We also hope that your relationship with the University does not end once you graduate.

Guides and publications


Who to contact

  • International Student Support
    Student Support Hub, Market Square
    Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140
  • Office hours
    Term time: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
    Out of term time: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday 
  • To make an appointment: Either ring the number above or call in to the Student Support Hub. Please note that appointments cannot be made by email.