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 17 students from Pakistan.
They're studying a range of subjects including Chemistry, Politics, Sociology, and Law.
On my first day, my professor noticed that I was underdressed (and unprepared) for the cold weather. He offered me a freshly brewed cup of tea and we delved right into talking about our favourite philosophers right there and then.
Muhammad, BA Philosophy
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
Our Academic Excellence scholarships offer up to £15,000 for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from outside the EU:
You could also be entitled to apply for the following competitive scholarships:
- Higher Education Commission (HEC) Funding for Study Abroad (hec.gov.pk)
- Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)
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 are leaving high school with the 'Higher Secondary' or 'Intermediate Certificate' in Pakistan you will need to take an additional course before being able to apply for an undergraduate course at York. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.
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 four-year Bachelors degree from a recognised, prestigious institution in a relevant subject.
Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees (2:2). Actual requirements will vary by course.
- A score of 70% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 60% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2
We will also consider a two or three-year Bachelors degrees from a recognised, prestigious institution in a relevant subject with:
- A score of 70% or above in both your bachelors and Masters degrees (equivalent to a UK 2:1), or
- A score of 60 to 69% in your bachelors combined with a Masters degree score of 60% to 69% (equivalent 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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Venue: Marriott Hotel - Marquee Hall
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Venue: Pearl Continental Hotel - Shalimar Hall
Time: 10am - 6pm
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