York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 16,000 students nearly 3,000 are from outside of the UK and they represent over 170 countries. At York you'll be sure to have an international educational experience!
Studying with us at the moment we have 24 students from Russia. They are studying a range of subjects including English, Psychology, and Sociology.
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 are pleased to offer ten Vice-Chancellor's scholarships for exceptionally high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, offering £5,000 for each year of study. These scholarships are open to students of any non-EU country.
Country-specific funding and scholarships
University of York's Country-specific Academic Excellence scholarships
Offering £5,000 for the first year of study to high-ability undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.
Russian Government Global Education
The University of York is on the list of approved institutions for the Russian Government Global Education Programme.
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've completed the Attestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education and Certificate of Unified State Examination) 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 bachelors degree or Specialist Diploma from a recognised institution.
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 4.3 out of 5.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 4.0 out of 5.0 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.
Meet us in your country
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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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