York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 18,000 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:
- 194 students from South East Asia
- 42 students from Thailand.
They're studying a range of subjects including Chemistry, Medicine, Politics and Music.
The city is very student-friendly. You can simply walk to different places since it is not very big. One of my favourite places is the university library. It opens 24 hours a day. There are different study areas and facilities.
Saranporn (June), MA Applied Linguistics in English Language Teaching
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 over 100 international scholarships per year, recognising academic excellence by applying a tuition fee discount:
You may also be eligible for a scholarship from the Royal Thai Government.
The Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) also offers scholarships for Thai students.
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 are leaving upper secondary school with the Certificate of Secondary Education or Maw 6 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 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.
- Prestigious universities (Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Mahidol, Kasersart and King Mongkut Institute of Technology): a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- Non-prestigious universities: a GPA of 3.1-3.49 out of 4.0 or B is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A GPA of 2.8-2.99 out of 4.0 or C+ 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 our course pages 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.
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
We have a number of agents in Thailand 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 Thailand.
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.
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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