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:
- 186 students from South East Asia
- 30 students from Singapore.
They're studying a range of subjects including Psychology, Economics, Management, Theatre, Film and Television and Interactive Media.
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.
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Coordinator - University of York
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)
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:
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 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.
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 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
- A 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
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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Country specific scholarships
Full tuition fee plus living stipend. Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a one-year Masters degree in the UK. Chevening looks for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.
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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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