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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Studying with us at the moment we have 284 students from Europe.
They're studying a range of subjects including Biology, Economics, Psychology and Music.
My experience at University of York has been wonderful; classes are interesting and the social life is vibrant. The University offers over 180 societies (including a Polish Society), sports clubs, internships and volunteering opportunities. Campus life is great because it allows you to make friends easily. York is a lovely and safe city and there’s plenty to do from student clubs to festivals.
Weronika, BA Linguistics with Spanish (Poland)
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
Tuition fees loans
Eligible students from the European Union can receive support from the British Government in the form of a tuition fee loan to offset the cost of their tuition during their undergraduate studies in the UK.
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 Poland with Świadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura (Certificate of Maturity) you'll need to achieve between 80% -70% overall including 2/3 subjects at advanced level.
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 or a Magister degree from a prestigious institution in a relevant subject. We accept Bachelors degrees awarded from 2001 onwards
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 Bachelors degree from 2001 onwards (or Magister if studied before 2001) with a score of 4.5 (also 4+) out of 6.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A Bachelors degree from 2001 onwards (or Magister if studied before 2001) with a score of 4.0 out of 6.0 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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