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:

  • 474 students from Europe
  • 45 students from Turkey.

They're studying a range of subjects including Education, Management, Archaeology and Biology.

Any questions?

Sam is our Regional Manager for MENA and Central Asia. Please don’t hesitate to contact him with any queries you might have about studying here.

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Sam Thorpe

Sam Thorpe

Regional Manager for MENA & Central Asia

+44 (0) 1904 324027
+44 (0) 7795 315024

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:

Turkish offer holders can also apply for the GREAT scholarship, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign. This award is open to postgraduate-taught offer holders and the successful applicant will receive a £10,000 tuition fee discount.

Externally funded scholarships

Here are some examples of external funding bodies that regularly sponsor Turkish students at the University of York:

  • The TR Ministry of National Education sends students abroad for postgraduate programs (both taught degrees and research) with official scholarships in order to respond to the needs of the quality of human resources of Turkey. The scholarships cover the full tuition fee amount and include a stipend for living costs. York is one of the 22 UK universities featuring on this funders list of ‘preferred institutes’.
  • The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme aims to support the Turkish Government in its efforts towards accession by developing trained human resources in the disciplines related to the EU Acquis. The award is eligible for postgraduate studies with a maximum duration of 12-months. The award covers the tuition fee (up to €20,000), a monthly allowance for living expenses (€1,550) and a fixed amount for various allowances such as travel costs, visa costs etc. (€3.000). All recipients of the Jean Monnet scholarship will receive a discount of 25 per cent on their tuition fees, leaving no outstanding balance to pay.

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 leaving high school in Turkey with the Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma), Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) OR Fen Lisesi (Science High School) you will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate studies.

Typical offers are based on an average score ranging between 70-86%.

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 four-year 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.

  • A score of 3.0 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
  • A score of 2.7 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2.

The score you will need depends on which university you attended and which subject you're applying to.

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

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Visits to your country

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Support for you in your country

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

You could also seek advice from the British Council in Turkey.

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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