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:
- 284 students from Europe
- 17 students from Norway.
They're studying a range of subjects including Archaeology, Management, Social Policy and Social Work and History.
One of the best things about studying at York is how enthusiastic the lecturers teachers are! They genuinely love what they teach, and it creates an inspiring study environment.
Egwene, BA Politics (Norway)
Funding, scholarships and loans
We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international students:
- Undergraduate funding, scholarships and loans
- Postgraduate taught funding, scholarships and loans
- Research degree funding, scholarships and loans
We award many international scholarships every year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount:
You could be entitled to apply for the following competitive scholarships:
- Mikonomi.dk scholarship offering 5,000 DKK for Nordic students studying abroad.
Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund Lånekassen
The Ministry decides the regulations for the allocation of financial support, and for the repayment of loans.
At Bachelor level, tuition support is given in the form of 50 per cent grant and 50 per cent loan on the first NOK 66 003 you pay in tuition fees. Any tuition support beyond this is in the form of a loan, up to a maximum of NOK 129 062 per year.
Masters or PhD level
At Masters or PhD level, tuition support is given in the form of 70 per cent grant and 30 per cent loan on the first NOK 66 003 kr you pay in tuition fees. Any tuition support beyond this is in the form of a loan, up to a maximum of NOK 129 062 kr per year.
- More information (lanekassen.no)
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.
If you're leaving high school in Norway with the 'Vitnemål fra den Videregående Opplaering' (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate) you'll need a score of 4.5 overall with a score of 5 in two or three subjects from the final year. You may be required to obtain scores of 5 in certain subjects.
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.
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 Bachelorgrad, Candidatus Magisterii, Sivilingeniør(siv. ing.), Siviløkonom (siv. øk.) (Economics degree) with grade B or a GPA of 1.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A Bachelorgrad, Candidatus Magisterii, Sivilingeniør(siv. ing.), Siviløkonom (siv. øk.) (Economics degree) with grade C or a GPA of 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2
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.
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.
English language requirements vary by academic department.
- Undergraduate study English language requirements
- Postgraduate Taught English language requirements
- Postgraduate Research English language requirements
English language support
We can help you with your English language skills both before and during your studies.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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.
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If you're travelling to the UK by plane, you can book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester airport.
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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