The University of York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 20,000 plus students over 4,500 are from outside the UK, representing more than 150 countries. At York, you'll be sure to have an international educational experience! See why the choice is York

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Get a taste of studying in York through our free online taster courses. Develop your English language and a number of other skills, and get the opportunity to interact with our student community.

In 2023, we welcomed 473 students from Europe.

They're studying a range of subjects including Computer Science, Economics, Health Sciences, Law and Management.

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Got a question about applying to York? Email our friendly International Team for advice and support.

If you've already applied to study at York please use You@York to upload any documents. Please do not email documents to us.

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I chose the University of York because of the lovely city centre, the wonderful campus with plenty of facilities, and of course because of the university’s reputation for excellent teaching. Since coming here, I have also enjoyed the vibrant student life with a diverse range of sports and societies, as well as interesting talks, debates and events throughout the year. Being a part of this inspiring and stimulating environment has been one of the best parts about life at university.

Malthe, BA Philosophy (Denmark)

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

You could also be eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Director IB Henrik’s Fund - supports individuals who have a bachelor's degree from a Danish university.
  • Anglo-Danish Society Scholarships - partial scholarships (currently £2,500 per grant) for postgraduate studies/research with no restrictions on subject. Open to individuals with a degree from a Danish university wishing to study in the UK. Call usually opens in January, with a deadline of 1 March. Candidates should either have embarked on their Masters or PhD or be assured of being able to do so in the coming academic year.

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're studying the Studentereksamen OR Højere Forberedelseseksamen (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), you'll need to achieve between 7 and 10 overall average. You may be required to obtain scores of 10 in essential subjects.

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

To help you meet our undergraduate entry requirements, you can study a Foundation course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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 or Candidatus Philosophiae 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. Actual requirements will vary by course.

  • A score of 10 out of 12 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1 
  • A score of 7 out of 12 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 from a recognised institution plus either a Masters degree in a relevant subject or some experience of conducting research.

International Pathway College

To help you meet our postgraduate entry requirements, you can study a Pre-Masters course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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

Fees

Find out how much our courses cost:

Living costs and additional expenses

Use our living cost guides to plan your budget:

How to apply

Undergraduate

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

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Clearing 2024

Already got your results? We can advise on whether we can offer you a Clearing place.

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Waiting for your results? Plan ahead with vacancy updates, results-day tips and more.

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Postgraduate

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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Apply for a research degree

Meet us in your country

Visits to your country

We don't have any upcoming visits planned to your country at the moment.

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Support for you in your country

We don't currently have any authorised agents in the Denmark. However, you can seek advice from the British Council in Denmark.

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Student societies

There are over 200 social, cultural and religious student-led societies that you can join at York including the International Students' Association (ISA).

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