York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 18,000 students over 4,000 are from outside of the UK, representing more than 150 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 99 students from Latin America.

They're studying a range of subjects including Women's Studies, Economics, Environment and Geography, Politics and Chemistry.

Any questions?

Jenny is our Regional Manager for Latin America. Contact her with any queries about studying here.

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Jenny Gonzalez Hogg

Jenny Gonzalez Hogg

Regional Manager for Latin America

+44 (0) 1904 322674

The University has many things to offer. It is a very diverse community, with a lot of international students, people with different paths of life and experiences and you can learn from all of that.

Maria, Masters degree in the Department of Politics

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

We award over 100 international scholarships per year, recognising academic excellence by applying a tuition fee discount:


We grant a 25 per cent tuition fee discount to all Colfuturo-sponsored postgraduate students.

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Postgraduate funding for Masters and PhD degrees.

York has a number of relevant subject areas in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU) Top 500, including:

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're leaving high school with the Bachiller Académico 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 four-year Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject.

Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees (2:2). Actual requirements will vary by course.

  • A score of 3.75 out of 5.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 3.25 out of 5.0 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

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Meet us in your country

Visits to your country
29 September 2020 Online

CIS International University Fair Americas

Venue: Virtual event

Time: 1pm - 4pm and 11pm - 1am (BST)

1 October 2020 Online

Chevening Scholarships - York Partnership Scholarships and Application Tips

Venue: Virtual event

Time: 10am - 11am

03 October 2020 Online

Talk Global Study - Latin America

Venue: Virtual event

Time: 7pm - 11pm (BST)

07 November 2020 Online

COLFUTURO Connect Live

Venue: Virtual event

Time: 7pm - 11pm (BST)

Support for you in your country

We have a number of agents in Colombia that can provide you with more information about the University and our application process. Our representatives are:

You could also seek advice from the British Council in Colombia.

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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