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:
- 385 students from South Asia
- 35 students from Pakistan.
They're studying a range of subjects including Women's Studies, Computer Science, Social Policy and Social Work and Chemistry.
Got a question about applying to York? Email our friendly International Team for advice and support.
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Regional Manager South and Southeast Asia
The College that I was a part of played a very important part in my York experience. I really felt like I was part of a community and this was particularly important when I had transitioned from a completely different country. I attended a lot of events at the College and made a lot of friends as well.
Muhammad, BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Pakistan)
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 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're applying to York through Clearing this summer, entry requirements may differ from those listed on this and our course pages. Please refer to our Clearing pages for the latest details as they're announced.
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% (GPA 2.8 out of 4) is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 60% (GPA 2.4 out of 4) 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 either:
- A score of 70% (GPA 2.8 out of 4) or above in both your Bachelors and Masters degrees (equivalent to a UK 2:1)
- A score of 60 to 69% (GPA at least 2.4 out of 4) in your Bachelors combined with a Masters degree score of 60% to 69% (GPA at least 2.4 out of 4, 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.
Meet us in your country
We don't have any upcoming visits planned to your country at the moment.
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We have a number of agents in Pakistan that can provide you with more information about the University and our application process. Our representatives are:
- Adventus Education
- AHZ Associates
- BCIE Pakistan
- Education Inc
- HR Consultants
- Naseem Khan Consultancy
- Success Factor
- Times Consultant
You can also seek advice from the British Council in Pakistan.
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.
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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