USA: information for prospective students - Welcome!
The University of York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 20,000 plus students over 5,500 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
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 240 students from the USA.
They're studying a range of subjects including Archaeology, English, Medieval Studies and Politics.
- York is steeped in ancient history, renowned for its architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets.
Emma is our International Officer for North America. Please contact her with any queries you have about studying here. Emma is your contact if you are located in the following states AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY
Book an online appointment with Emma
International Officer for North America
Scott is our Regional Manager for North America and Europe. Please contact him with any queries you have about studying here. Scott is your contact if you are located in the following states: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, Washington DC, WI, WV.
Book an online appointment with Scott
Regional Manager for North America and Europe
I would describe the teaching at York as exceptional. The lecturers are well-rounded and come from a variety of disciplines. Several of the professors are experienced professionals from their career field, and therefore bring a wealth of knowledge and experience based on their previous clinical practice. Others are experienced at research and academic design. The combination of disciplines and experiences provide a course that is both well-rounded and comprehensive in scope. The lecturers genuinely care about us as students, and sincerely want us to succeed. They are engaging, encouraging and supportive, and teach the lectures with both clarity and wisdom.
Jesse, MSc Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice (United States)
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:
You could also be entitled to apply for the following loans and competitive scholarships:
- Undergraduate students: Federal Loans
- Postgraduate students: Federal Loans
- US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Benefits
- American Association of University Women
- Fulbright Awards
- The Fulbright - University of York Scholarship
- Marshall Scholarships
- The York Marshall Scholarship
- The Thouron Award
- Rotary Foundation Scholarships
- The Beinecke Scholarship
- The Best Mattress State Of Sleep Scholarship
- The MyUS.com Community Scholarship
- GoSkills Scholarship
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.
We understand US curriculum schools are varied in their course offerings and testing requirements. Therefore we will consider combinations of qualifications which demonstrate a high level of academic ability.
Advanced Placement Tests
If you’re studying the High School Graduation Diploma with Advanced Placement tests you will need to pass 3 Advanced Placement tests with scores ranging between 4,4,4 and 5,5,5 depending on the course you are applying to. You may be required to take classes in essential subjects.
We will also consider a combination of Advanced Placement tests with the following qualifications:
- Honours level class at B+ or better taken in Grade 11 or 12 (junior or senior year). Only one honours level class will be accepted.
- College-level classes at B+ or better
- International Baccalaureate Higher Level Subjects at 6 or higher
- SAT II Subject Tests at 650 or higher
If you’re studying the High School Graduation Diploma alongside a Dual Enrolment program we will accept a minimum of 3 college-level classes with grades between B+ and A+, depending on the course you are applying to. You may be required to take classes in essential subjects.
If you’re studying an Associate Degree program at a community college, we will accept a minimum of 1 year’s study with a GPA of 3.0 - 4.0, depending on the course you are applying to. You may be required to take classes in essential subjects.
ACT and SAT scores
ACT or SAT tests are not required for admission, however, if you have taken and achieved good scores in these tests, these will be used to strengthen your application. For example:
- A SAT score of 1200 or higher
- An ACT score of 26 or higher
- ACT: 0626
- College Board / SAT: 7780
(Official scores can be sent to us directly from the College Board)
As you submit your UCAS application please state any test scores you have received and list any future tests you intend to sit, including any honours or college level classes you have taken or intend to take in Grade 11 and 12 (junior or senior year).
When you have submitted your UCAS application please provide your High School transcript to us directly.
Other post school qualifications may also be considered for entry to York on a case by case basis.
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.
- A score of 3.2 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
- A score of 2.8 out of 4.0 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.
Find out how much our courses cost:
Living costs and additional expenses
Use our living cost guides to plan your budget:
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
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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 email@example.com.
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
- Across the Pond
- Study in UK (North America)
- You can also seek advice from the British Council in the USA.
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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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