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:

  • 987 students from Europe
  • 89 students from Greece.

They're studying a range of subjects including Philosophy, Psychology, Law and Management.

Any questions?

Scott is our Regional Manager for North America and Europe. Please contact him with any queries you have about studying here.

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Scott Torrance

Scott Torrance

Regional Manager for North America and Europe


From the city, to the university and the people, York truly has been the best choice I could have made. York has a tight-knit community that makes you feel that you belong here from the moment you step on campus. This feeling of safety has allowed me to grow as a person and to achieve my academic goals. I am both proud and grateful to call York my home.

Anastasis, LLB Law

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

  • Onassis Scholarship (for Greek citizens, nationals or graduates of Greek universities who hold Greek High School Diplomas and are legal residents in Greece)

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


We typically require applicants to achieve between 18 and 19.5 overall in Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion). For some courses you will need to gain up to two A levels in certain subjects in addition to your Apolytirion.

Other qualifications

We also consider students studying A levels or the International Baccalaureate at an International School or similar. 

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 AEI: 6.5 or TEI: 7.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of AEI: 6.0 or TEI: 6.5 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


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

Apply for a research degree

Meet us in your country

Visits to your country
21 October 2021 N/A

QS World Grad School Tour

Location: Online

Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm BST

Event Details: Discover more about studying at the University of York at the QS World Grad School event

Support for you in your country

Our agents in Greece can provide you with more information about the University and our application process. Our representatives are:

You can also seek advice from the British Council in Greece

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.

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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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