York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 20,000 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 284 students from Europe.
They're studying a range of subjects including Biology, Environment and Geography, Mathematics and Music.
As soon as I came to York I knew that I had made the right choice. The university has a very welcoming community that helps you achieve a well-rounded education. The city is beautiful and the people are friendly. I have met some of the best people while studying here!
Lea, LLB Law (Cyprus)
Funding, scholarships and loans
We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international students:
- Undergraduate funding, scholarships and loans
- Postgraduate taught funding, scholarships and loans
- Research degree funding, scholarships and loans
For candidates from high-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.
Tuition fees loans
Eligible students from the European Union can receive support from the British Government in the form of a tuition fee loan to offset the cost of their tuition during their undergraduate studies in the UK.
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.
We typically require applicants to achieve between 18 and 19.5 overall in Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion). For some courses, in addition to your Apolytirion you will need to gain up to two A levels in certain subjects.
Devlet Lise Diplomasi or the Lise Bitrime Diplomasi
We only accept Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitrime Diplomasi. We typically require applicants to achieve between 70% and 82% overall.
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.
Postgraduate taught courses
For a postgraduate taught course, such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised Cypriot institution.
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 7 out of 10 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 6 out of 10 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2
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.
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.
English language requirements vary by academic department.
- Undergraduate study English language requirements
- Postgraduate Taught English language requirements
- Postgraduate Research English language requirements
English language support
We can help you with your English language skills both before and during your studies.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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.
Meet us in your country
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.
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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