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In 2023, we welcomed:

  • 225 students from South East Asia
  • 73 students from Malaysia.

They're studying a range of subjects including Computer Science, Economics, Politics and Psychology. 

Any questions?

Edwina is the Senior Regional Manager of our Southeast Asia Office. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with any queries you might have about studying here.

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Edwina Goh

Edwina Goh

Senior Regional Manager - University of York Southeast Asia Office

edwina.goh@york.ac.uk

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 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:

Country specific scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship

various. The University of York is a host university for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Various opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of awards are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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. If there is a local British Council office near you 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 are studying A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, or the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) please see our typical standard offers for GCE A Level and the International Baccalaureate on our course pages.

If you're studying the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) at Senior Middle level you'll need to achieve between AABBB to A1 AAAA in five subjects.

If you are studying the Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) you will need to achieve a CGPA ranging from 3.0 to 3.5.

If you are studying for a Diploma, awarded by a recognised Ecctis Higher Education Institution, you will need to achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Other post school qualifications may also be considered for entry to York on a case by case basis.

To help you meet our undergraduate entry requirements, you can study a Foundation course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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.

International Pathway College

To help you meet our postgraduate entry requirements, you can study a Pre-Masters course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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).

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Clearing 2024

Already got your results? We can advise on whether we can offer you a Clearing place.

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Waiting for your results? Plan ahead with vacancy updates, results-day tips and more.

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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 do not have any forthcoming visits confirmed to Malaysia at the moment.

Support for you in your country

If you wish to receive extra support when applying to study in the UK, you can choose to be counselled by an agent. The University of York is partnered with numerous education agents around the world, who are carefully selected and regularly trained by the University.

Students who choose to be counselled by an agent should expect the following standards of service:

  • Agent representatives will support you throughout the application process, including advice when preparing and submitting required documents
  • Agent representatives will have full access to your data within your application and may discuss your application in full with the University of York
  • Agent representatives should be honest and accurate when communicating with you about the University, and vice versa
  • Agent representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of York.

It is important to us that you are satisfied with the service that you receive from an agent. You can provide feedback to us by completing the agent feedback form. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions please contact international@york.ac.uk.

Below is a list of partners that we highly recommend based on the country from which you are applying. The services provided can vary, as can the fees (some services are free of charge). We recommend that you use the web links provided to research your options thoroughly before making a final decision.

Our agent partners

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Student societies

There are over 200 social, cultural and religious student-led societies that you can join at York including the International Students' Association (ISA).

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