York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 16,000 students over 4,000 are from outside of the UK, representing more than 140 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 32 students from Singapore.

They're studying a range of subjects including Economics, English Literature, Politics, and Psychology.

Any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the team with any queries you might have.

Southeast Asia Team

Southeast Asia Team

+44 (0) 1904 32 4268

In my time at York, I have joined many societies including the student newspaper where I was a deputy sub editor. In second year I worked as a department blogger and helped out with open days, as well as running for Chairperson of the Singapore Society in third year. I’ve done two term-time internships through the Student Internship Bureau and in my free time love exploring York’s bookshops and going to student-run nights!

Trina, Undergraduate degree in English and Linguistics

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

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

Our Academic Excellence scholarships offer up to £15,000 for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from outside the EU:

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 with a Polytechnic Diploma you will be required to have a CGPA of between 3.0 and 3.5. Engineering diploma holders may be able to apply for second year entry to courses in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science.

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

We don't have any upcoming visits planned to your country at the moment.

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.

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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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