York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 16,000 students over 4,000 are from outside of the UK, representing more than 140 countries. At York you'll be sure to have an international educational experience!

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Studying with us at the moment we have 1,514 students from China. They're studying a wide range of subjects across the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.

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  • The Grand Chinese New Year Gala, organised by the York Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), is the Chinese community’s biggest annual event in York.
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Any questions?

Lingzi is our Regional Manager for China. Please don't hesitate to contact her with any queries you might have about studying here.

Lingzi Cook

Lingzi Cook

Regional Manager for China

+44(0)1904 321096

Jingran Ren

Jingran Ren

China Representative


Our teachers are professional and approachable, they lead us to the right content and encourage everyone to share their own opinions. Some of them even provide extra feedback sessions or discussions to help me improve.

Manxin, BA Education

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international students.

Students from outside the EU (students who pay the 'international rate'):

We are pleased to offer ten Vice-Chancellor's scholarships for exceptionally high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, offering £5,000 for each year of study. These scholarships are open to students of any non-EU country.

Global Academic Excellence Scholarships

University of York's Global Academic Excellence scholarships

Offering £5,000 for the first year of study to high-ability undergraduate and postgraduate taught student

If you are eligible for both a Global Academic Excellence scholarship and a Region-specific Academic Excellence scholarship or a Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarship, you only need to apply once to be considered for both awards.

Country-specific funding and scholarships

University of York's Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships

Offering £1,500 and £5,000 for the first year of study to high-ability undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

You could also be eligible for the following scholarships:

Other sources of funding

There are a number of external funding bodies that exist to support study in the UK. Government departments, international agencies, charitable organisations and private companies may also be able to provide financial support for certain subject areas. A good starting point is to contact your local British Council office. They can provide up-to-date advice on what is available for your country and you can search for scholarships online.

Undergraduate entry requirements

If you are leaving Senior Secondary School in China with a Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate or Chinese University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) you will need to take an additional course before being able to apply for an undergraduate course at York. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Course-specific requirements

Visit the course pages for details of the entry requirements specific to your chosen course. Some courses also have additional requirements such as work experience or submission of written work. 

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Postgraduate entry requirements

Postgraduate taught courses

For a postgraduate taught course such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject. The score you will need depends on which university you attended in China and which subject you are applying to. 

Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree, however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees. Actual requirements will vary by course.

  • A score of 80-85% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 75-80% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

Research degrees

For a research degree, such as an MPhil or a PhD, you would normally need a Bachelors degree plus either a Masters degree in a relevant subject or some experience of conducting research.

Course-specific requirements

Visit the course page for details of the entry requirements specific to your chosen course. Some courses also have additional entry requirements such as work experience or submission of written work.

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English language requirements

English language requirements vary by academic department.

English language support

We can help you with your English language skills both before and during your studies.

Fees information


Find out how much our courses cost:

Living costs and additional expenses

Use our living cost guides to plan your budget:

How to apply


To apply to York, you will need to complete an application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Apply for an undergraduate course


You can apply online for taught Masters courses and research degrees. You can apply all year round in most cases but we recommend that you apply as early as possible due to competition for places and funding application deadlines.

Apply for a postgraduate taught course

Apply for a research degree

Meet us in your country

Pre-arrival information

Read our pre-arrival checklist and find out everything you need to know to help make your journey to York as easy as possible.

If you're travelling to the UK by plane, you can book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester airport.

Prepare for your arrival

Student societies

There are over 180 social, cultural and religious student-led societies that you can join at York including the International Students' Association (ISA).

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