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:

  • 154 students from South Asia
  • 110 students from India.

They're studying a range of subjects including Management, Electronic Engineering, Law and Computer Science.


From teaching to facilities, our focus on life-changing Research will have a positive impact on your time at York.

Go global

As a York student, you have the opportunity to get involved in one of our global programmes and placements.

Any questions?

Mahima is our Senior Recruitment Advisor for India. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with any queries you might have about studying here.

Mahima Kapoor

Mahima Kapoor

Senior Recruitment Advisor for India

+ 91 9560018831

Shirley Wang

Shirley Wang

Regional Manager South and Southeast Asia


I absolutely love the fact that we have colleges in York as they really become a part of your identity. I’m a part of Derwent college and it has played a big part of my time as a student in York. Most of my friends are in Derwent as well and I love the fact that it is an incredibly social college and we get plenty of opportunities to come back to campus even as Second and Third years.

Srish, BA English and Related Literature (India)

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

We award many international scholarships every year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount:

You could also be entitled to apply for the following competitive scholarships:

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

Typical offers for Standard XII (awarded by a recognised Board of Higher Secondary Education) are based on an average score ranging between 75% to 90%.

  • An average score of 90% is comparable to A*AA
  • An average score of 85% is comparable to AAA
  • An average score of 80% is comparable to AAB/ABB
  • An average score of 75% is comparable to BBB

For CBSE and CISCE boards we will accept the overall average score from the best four subjects.

For other State Boards, we will accept the overall score from the best five subjects.

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

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 60 per cent is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 50 per cent is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

We take into account universities who mark more rigorously, eg University of Delhi, where we usually accept 55 per cent or higher.

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

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Visits to your country

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Country specific scholarships

Chevening Scholarship

Full tuition fee plus living stipend. Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a one-year Masters degree in the UK. Chevening looks for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

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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