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

Any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the International Team with any queries you might have about studying here.

International Team

+44 (0) 1904 323534

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. 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

Good A Level and International Baccalaureate grades are accepted.

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

Actual grades required will vary by course.

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.

If you’re currently in your final year of a Bachelors degree in the UK under a 3+1 arrangement you must have achieved 85% or higher from your Chinese institution and achieve a 2:1 from the UK institution. A UK reference and normal English language test requirement for the course will also apply.

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 the UK

Visits to the UK
17 October 2019 Brighton

Study Group (Bellerby's UK University Fair)

Venue: Clarendon Centre, 47 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ.

Time: 11am - 5pm


19 October 2019 Cardiff


Venue: Hilton Cardiff Kingsway

Time: 1pm - 5pm

19 October 2019 London


Venue: Hilton London Metropole Hotel

26 October 2019 Manchester


Venue: Manchester Central Convention Complex (Cobden Room) Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

Time: 1pm - 5pm

9 November 2019 London

SI-UK University Fair

Venue: Royal Lancaster London

Time: 12pm - 5pm

22 February 2020 London

SI-UK University Fair

Venue: Royal Lancaster London

Time: 12pm - 5pm

16 May 2020 London

SI-UK University Fair

Venue: Royal Lancaster London

Time: 12pm - 5pm

Support for you in the UK

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

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.

Prepare for your arrival

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).

Talk to a York student

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Visit us

The best way to find out about York is to come and meet us at one of our on-campus or online events.

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