York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 18,000 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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Studying with us at the moment we have:

  • 194 students from South East Asia
  • 49 students from Malaysia.

They're studying a range of subjects including Language and Linguistic Science and Electronic Engineering.

Any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the team with any queries you might have.

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Southeast Asia Team

Southeast Asia Team

+44 (0) 1904 32 4268

I made friends through my course and through societies and volunteering activities. Taking part in activities on campus is a great way to meet new people and to expand your social circle, especially if you join societies about things you’re interested in like film or dance. There will definitely be a society for you at York and if there isn’t, you can start one yourself!

Mi Chelle, BA English (Malaysia)

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

We award over 100 international scholarships per year, recognising academic excellence 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

Entry requirements under review for 2021/22 entry

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

If you are studying the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) please see our typical standard offers for GCE A Level.

We also accept the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) at Senior Middle level, and, depending on what course you're applying for, you would need to achieve between AAABBB and AAAAAA in six subjects.

We also accept Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) and depending on which course you're applying for, you would need to achieve a CGPA ranging from 3.0 to 3.5.

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 in a relevant subject. 

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 Class 2, division 1 (minimum GPA of 3.0), B or 65% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of Class 2, division 2 (minimum GPA of 2.5), C+ or 55% 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 do not have any forthcoming visits confirmed to Malaysia at the moment.

Support for you in your country

We have a number of agents in Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

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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