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Studying with us at the moment we have 2,797 students from China.

They're studying a range of subjects including Management, Education, Economics, English and Sociology.

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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) 7385 341615

Shawn is our China Representative. Please don't hesitate to contact him with any queries you might have about studying here.

Shawn Gu

Shawn Gu

China Representative

Yinglun is our China Representative. Please don't hesitate to contact her with any queries you might have about studying here.

Yinglun Tang

Yinglun Tang

China Representative

The teaching team here is excellent. First of all, the teachers pay great attention to the students' opinions. They patiently answer questions in lectures, seminars and workshops. Secondly, they like to listen to students' feedback on the course. They hope to continuously improve the teaching quality and provide a better learning experience for students.

Mengyun, MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (China)

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

We award many international scholarships every year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount:

You could also be eligible for the following scholarships:

Country specific scholarships

GREAT Scholarships

£10,000. We're offering eight scholarships for students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

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. If there is a local British Council office near you 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 studying the Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate and attend the Chinese University Entrance Examination (Gaokao), we will accept Gaokao with minimum 75% overall average for undergraduate entry to Year 1 for all courses where there are no other essential subject requirements. You should also complete the Senior High School Graduation Certificate.

If you are studying for a degree, awarded by a recognised Ecctis Higher Education Institution, we will consider these on a case by case basis and you will need to achieve between 75% and 85% overall.

We also accept A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course qualifications.

Other post school qualifications may be considered for entry to York on a case by case basis.

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

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Visits to your country

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Support for you in your country

If you wish to receive extra support when applying to study in the UK, you can choose to be counselled by an agent. The University of York is partnered with numerous education agents around the world, who are carefully selected and regularly trained by the University.

Students who choose to be counselled by an agent should expect the following standards of service:

  • Agent representatives will support you throughout the application process, including advice when preparing and submitting required documents
  • Agent representatives will have full access to your data within your application and may discuss your application in full with the University of York
  • Agent representatives should be honest and accurate when communicating with you about the University, and vice versa
  • Agent representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of York.

It is important to us that you are satisfied with the service that you receive from an agent. You can provide feedback to us by completing the agent feedback form. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions please contact

Below is a list of partners that we highly recommend based on the country from which you are applying. The services provided can vary, as can the fees (some services are free of charge). We recommend that you use the web links provided to research your options thoroughly before making a final decision.

Our agent partners

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.

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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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