York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 16,000 students over 4,000 are from outside of the UK, representing more than 140 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:

  • 924 students from Europe
  • 10 students from Finland and more than 80 from across Scandinavia.

Any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Recruitment Team with any queries you might have about studying here.

Student Recruitment Team (UK/EU)

eu-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

Tuition fee 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.

Undergraduate entry requirements

If you're leaving high school with the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen you'll need between Eximia cum laude approbatur (6) in four subjects and two subjects at magna cum laude approbatur (5) and two subjects at cum laude approbatur (4).

Other post-school qualifications may also 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.

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 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 1.5 out of 3 or 2 out of 5 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

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).

Apply for an undergraduate course

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.

Apply for a postgraduate taught course

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.

Support for you in your country

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

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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