The University of York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 20,000 plus students over 4,500 are from outside the UK, representing more than 150 countries. At York, you'll be sure to have an international educational experience! See why the choice is York

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Get a taste of studying in York through our free online taster courses. Develop your English language and a number of other skills, and get the opportunity to interact with our student community.

The information on this page is for international students who are already based in the UK and considering studying at York.

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Harry is our Regional Manager for UK International. Please don't hesitate to contact him with any queries you might have about studying here.

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Harry Xu

Harry Xu

Regional Manager for UK International

uk-international-enquiries@york.ac.uk
+44(0)1904 321096
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Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international 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. If there is a local British Council office near you 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 studying A levels you’ll need to achieve between A*AA and BBB.

If you’re studying the International Baccalaureate you’ll need to achieve between 37 and 31 overall.

We also consider other UK qualifications such as BTECs and Cambridge Pre-U.

If you're studying an international foundation programme we will consider your application. You may be asked to provide us with information about the grading scheme and curriculum for your course.

We regularly accept students from the international pathway providers listed below, among others:

  • Abbey College
  • CATS College
  • David Game College
  • EF International
  • INTO
  • Kaplan
  • Kings Education
  • NCUK
  • OnCampus
  • Study Group.

Other post school qualifications may be considered for entry to York on a case by case basis.

To help you meet our undergraduate entry requirements, you can study a Foundation course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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 institution in a relevant subject.

Typically you would need an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent, however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees (2:2). Actual requirements will vary by course.

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.

International Pathway College

To help you meet our postgraduate entry requirements, you can study a Pre-Masters course through our International Pathway College. Explore our international pathways.

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

Fees

Find out how much our courses cost:

Living costs and additional expenses

Use our living cost guides to plan your budget:

How to apply

Undergraduate

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

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Clearing 2024

Already got your results? We can advise on whether we can offer you a Clearing place.

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Waiting for your results? Plan ahead with vacancy updates, results-day tips and more.

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Postgraduate

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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Meet us in the UK

Visits to the UK
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19 October 2024 13:00 to 17:00 (GMT) London

SI-UK University Fair

Study Level: All
Address: Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY

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19 October 2024 Manchester

UKEC Education Fair 2024

Date: 19 October 2024
Time: 11:30 - 16:30 
Address: Manchester Central Exchange Hall, Windmill Street Manchester M2 3GX

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Support for you in the UK

If you wish to receive extra support when applying to study in the UK, you can choose to be counselled by an agent. The University of York is partnered with numerous education agents around the world, who are carefully selected and regularly trained by the University.

Students who choose to be counselled by an agent should expect the following standards of service:

  • Agent representatives will support you throughout the application process, including advice when preparing and submitting required documents
  • Agent representatives will have full access to your data within your application and may discuss your application in full with the University of York
  • Agent representatives should be honest and accurate when communicating with you about the University, and vice versa
  • Agent representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of York.

It is important to us that you are satisfied with the service that you receive from an agent. You can provide feedback to us by completing the agent feedback form. All responses are anonymous. If you have any questions please contact international@york.ac.uk.

Below is a list of partners that we highly recommend based on the country from which you are applying. The services provided can vary, as can the fees (some services are free of charge). We recommend that you use the web links provided to research your options thoroughly before making a final decision.

Our agent partners

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Student societies

There are over 200 social, cultural and religious student-led societies that you can join at York including the International Students' Association (ISA).