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 138 students from Hong Kong. They're studying a range of subjects including Economics, Education, Linguistics, Management, Law, and Psychology.

Any questions?

Harry is our Regional Manager for Hong Kong. Please don't hesitate to contact him with any queries you might have about studying here.

Harry Xu

Harry Xu

Regional Manager for Hong Kong (maternity cover)

+44(0)1904 321096

Studying in a Russell Group university is a delightful experience. It has a great reputation globally, and I can meet people from different cultures as well as sharing mine. I love the study atmosphere here in York. York is both historic and dynamic and exploring the city makes me feel connected to history.

Yan, Bachelor of Management

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

Our Academic Excellence scholarships offer up to £15,000 for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from outside the EU:

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

Good A level and International Baccalaureate grades are accepted. Actual grades required will vary by course.

If you are studying the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), depending on which course you're applying for, you will be required to achieve grades ranging from 444 to 5*55 if you are taking three elective subjects.

For students taking two elective subjects, you will need grades ranging from 54 to 5*5 for A* equivalent in those two electives subjects, and 44 to 54 in any two core subjects. Subject specific requirements will apply.

Where Mathematics is an essential subject requirement, you will need to complete both Compulsory and Extended Mathematics (M1 or M2) components.

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. Actual requirements will vary by course.

  • A score of 3.0-3.69 out of 4.3 or B is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 2.5-2.99 out of 4.3 or C+ 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

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

Support for you in your country

We have a number of agents in Hong Kong that 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 Hong Kong.

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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