York has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 18,000 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 182 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.
Studying in another country has given me so much independence. Not only have I been able to discover York, but also other parts of England. To name a few, I've travelled to London, Liverpool, and Scarborough, a lovely coastal town - only a 45 minute drive from York.
Liz, MSc Applied Forensic Psychology
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 over 100 international scholarships per year, recognising academic excellence 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. 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.
For an undergraduate degree, such as a BA or BSc, you will need:
- A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- ACT with minimum score of at least 26 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) or
- SAT® Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) achieved prior to March 2016 or
- Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics). We do not expect or require the optional essay component.
- Three AP subjects with grades ranging between 4 and 5 or
- Three SAT Subject Tests with scores ranging between 650 and 700+
- A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable.
- Associates Degree with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better
If you're looking to gain entry to a course that requires A level Mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC at grade 4 or higher is required.
York’s College Board Code: 7780
Official scores can be sent to us directly from the College Board.
We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications such as A levels and the International Baccalaureate.
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.
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.
Meet us in your country
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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.
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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