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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Studying with us at the moment we have 147 students from the USA.

They're studying a range of subjects including Archaeology, English, History and Medieval Studies.

Key facts

  • York is steeped in ancient history, renowned for its architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets.

Any questions?

Nick is our Regional Manager for North America. Please don’t hesitate to contact him with any queries you might have about studying here.

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Nick Skeavington

Nick Skeavington

Regional Manager for North America

nick.skeavington@york.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1904 323522

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

Application information

Scholarships and funding

Funding, scholarships and loans

We offer a number of scholarships and funding opportunities for international students.

Our Academic Excellence scholarships offer up to £15,000 for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from outside the EU:

You could also be entitled to apply for the following loans and competitive scholarships:

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

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

and either

  • 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.

plus either

  • 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.

Or

  • 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.

Other qualifications

We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications such as A levels and the International Baccalaureate.

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.

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

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

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).

Apply for an undergraduate course

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.

Apply for a postgraduate taught course

Apply for a research degree

Meet us in your country

Visits to your country

We don't have any upcoming visits planned to your country at the moment.

Support for you in your country

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

You can also seek advice from the British Council in the USA.

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).

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