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International Pathway College

Start your path to the University of York.

The International Pathway College (IPC) runs courses for international students who wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at the University of York, but do not meet the standard entry requirements. We also provide a pre-sessional academic preparation course for unconditional offer holders to help students settle into life at York.

Run in conjunction with Kaplan International Pathways, our courses aim to improve a student’s study, academic and English language skills, with the aim of progressing onto a degree course.

Contact us

International Pathway College
+44 (0)1904 321500

99% were happy overall

with their experience at the Pathway College (2022).

99% agreed it was easy to ask for advice

and support from Pathway College staff (2022).

Our courses

We offer a range of courses to help you prepare for further study. 

International pathway courses

International Foundation and Pre-Masters pathways are available to students who currently don't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at York.

Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessional English courses are available to students who need to meet an English language condition, or who wish to develop their academic skills after meeting the language requirements at York. We offer pre-sessionals both online and on campus so that you can choose a study mode that works best for you.

How to apply

International pathway courses

Applications for our Foundation or Pre-Masters courses are managed by our partners, Kaplan International Pathways, on behalf of the University of York.

Apply for Foundation or Pre-Masters course

Pre-sessional English courses

Applications for our pre-sessional English language courses can be made through your You@York portal once you have an offer for a degree programme. If you're studying at a different university, you can apply via the link below. 

Apply for pre-sessional course

Apply for pre-sessional course (studying at a different university)



Want to know more about our Foundation and Pre-Masters courses?

Visit our partner, Kaplan International Pathways, to find out everything you need to know about our:

Visit Kaplan International Pathways

Contact us

International Pathway College
+44 (0)1904 321500