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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Get a taste of studying in York through our free online taster courses and open access short online courses. Develop your English language and a number of other skills, and get the opportunity to interact with our student community.
Studying with us at the moment we have 474 students from Europe.
They're studying a range of subjects including Biochemistry, Environment and Geography, Social Policy and Social Work and Law.
At first, I was very nervous about coming to York from the Czech Republic. However, the university offers outstanding support, and therefore I never felt helpless. Moreover, the university has a lot of great societies to join, so I never feel alone. The university genuinely cares about us as students no matter what background or country we come from, and truthfully wants us to succeed.
- David, BA English
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
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.
If you're applying to York through Clearing this summer, entry requirements may differ from those listed on this and our course pages. Please refer to our Clearing pages for the latest details as they're announced.
If you're leaving high school with the Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) you'll need from Grade 1 in two subjects and Grade 2 in two subjects to Grade 1 in each of four subjects.
Other post school qualifications may also be considered for entry to York on a case by case basis.
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 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. The score you will need depends on which university you have attended and which subject you are applying to.
- A score of 1.5, B or 'Veni Dobre' is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 2.0, C or 'Dobre' 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.
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- The Kellner Family Foundation provides financial support to Czech students (they can cover the full amount or just a portion of the costs of their studies depending on the Foundation's assessment of the grantee) at international universities throughout their Bachelors and Masters degree programs, they must reapply each year of their studies for the grant and some stipulations apply after they graduate. The funding for Masters degree programs are however usually given to grantees who have graduated from a Bachelor’s program with the Foundation’s grants.
- The Bakala Foundation provides scholarships for Czech students applying to or studying on a Bachelors or Masters programme at a leading foreign university.
- You can contact UniLink for advice in the Czech Republic.
- You can also seek advice from the British Council in the Czech Republic.
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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