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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Get a taste of studying in York through our free online taster courses and open access short online courses. Develop your English language and a number of other skills, and get the opportunity to interact with our student community.
Studying with us at the moment we have 474 students from Europe.
They're studying a range of subjects including Politics, Economics, Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Computer Science, Psychology, Biology, Archaeology, Law and English.
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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Regional Manager for MENA & Central Asia
York captivated me with its history, with the responsive and attentive people, wonderful scenery and tranquillity.
Anton, MSc International Business and Strategic Management (Ukraine)
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 many international scholarships every year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount:
Department of Politics
The Department of Politics at York has a partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine. Eligible Ukrainian candidates, who have applied to York and have been granted a WorldWideStudies award by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, will be considered by the Department for a further award to cover living costs in York. There is no need for applicants to submit an additional application form.
The postgraduate degrees eligible for funding under this scheme are:
- Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
- MA in Public Administration and Public Policy
- Masters in Public Administration in International Development
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'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 Ukraine with Диплом кваліфікованого робітника (Qualification Certificate) or Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) 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 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 awarded after 2007, Specialist Diploma, Masters degree (awarded before 2005) with a score of 4.5 out of 5.0, 3.0 out of 4.0 or 75% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A Bachelors degree awarded after 2007, Specialist Diploma, Masters degree (awarded before 2005) with a score of 4.0 out of 5.0, 2.0 out of 4.0 or 60% 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 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.
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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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