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:

  • 219 students from South East Asia
  • 36 students from Singapore.

They're studying a range of subjects including Psychology, Economics, Management, Theatre, Film and Television and Interactive Media.

Any questions?

Sharon is the Recruitment Coordinator for our Southeast Asia Office. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with any queries you might have about studying here.

Book an online appointment with Sharon

Sharon Kaur

Sharon Kaur

Regional Manager - University of York


Shirley Wang

Shirley Wang

Regional Manager South and Southeast Asia


My three favourite things about the city of York are the variety of shops, the people and the convenience. In York you can find anything and everything. I thought that I would miss certain dishes and snacks from home, but soon realised that I could find them in York. York has a wide range of international shops and restaurants which are great to explore with friends. The people in York are incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you are ever lost or ever in need of any guidance you can be sure that the first person you ask will be able to help you or put you in touch with someone who can, both within the University as well as in town.

Tara, BA Business and Management (Singapore)

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international students:

We award many international scholarships every year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount:

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.

Undergraduate entry requirements

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're applying with a Polytechnic Diploma you will be required to have a CGPA of 3.0 for year one entry. Second year entry will be considered on a case by case basis with a required CGPA of 3.2.

Applicants studying for Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Levels will be required to achieve grades ranging between AAA and BBB at H2 Level or above in three subjects.

Course-specific requirements

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. 

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Postgraduate entry requirements

Postgraduate taught courses

For a postgraduate taught course, such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised, public institution or from SIM University 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 Bachelors degree from a public institution or SIM University with Second class Honours, upper division, score of 4 out of 5 or 3.4 out of 4.3 (Singapore management University) is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • Bachelors degree from a public institution or SIM University with Second class Honours, lower division, score of 3.5 out of 5 or 3.2 out of 4.3 (Singapore Management University) is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

Research degrees

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.

Course-specific requirements

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.

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English language requirements

English language requirements vary by academic department.

English language support

We can help you with your English language skills both before and during your studies.

Fees information


Find out how much our courses cost:

Living costs and additional expenses

Use our living cost guides to plan your budget:

How to apply


To apply to York, you will need to complete an application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Apply for an undergraduate course


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.

Apply for a postgraduate taught course

Apply for a research degree

Meet us in your country

Visits to your country
23 to 24 April 2022 Online

IDP Study Abroad Open Day

Location: Online

Time: 2pm to 6pm BST+7

For all levels of study.

Support for you in your country

We have a number of agents in Singapore that can provide you with more information about the University and our application process. Our representatives are:

You can also seek advice from the British Council in Singapore.

Pre-arrival information

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.

Prepare for your arrival

Student societies

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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