We're looking for well-qualified students from all backgrounds.

We consider all aspects of your application to assess your suitability for the course. This will include your academic qualifications, personal statement, academic reference and any additional relevant experience. We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry, so you can be assured of flexible and individual consideration of your qualifications profile.

Course-specific requirements

Before you apply, you should check the specific grade and subject requirements of the course you are considering, as well as any additional requirements such as work experience or submission of written work.

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For some courses you may be asked to attend an interview as part of the application process. We'll let you know if this is the case.

English language requirements

If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

Typical requirements

These are the typical academic qualifications and requirements that we would normally consider.

United Kingdom

A/AS levels

To get evidence of your ability to sustain concentrated and progressive study, we normally ask for completion of three subjects to be taken to A level.

Our typical offer range is AAA-BBB. We consider all aspects of your application when making a decision, so if you fall outside this range we may still be able to make you an offer in some cases.

If you have completed an AS qualification before application we will normally wish to see a good level of achievement in it as evidence of your general ability and – where it is relevant to your application – of your subject competence.

If you have found it impossible to study a normal load of AS/A level subjects then your application will be considered and you may still be made the offer of a place, although it may depend on the level of competition for places and the reasons for your situation.

We consider the following circumstances on a case by case basis, depending on the course you're applying to and the information supplied in your application:

  • A levels taken over three years
  • Resits
  • Modern foreign language A levels taken by native speakers
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking A levels

Other UK qualifications

Other UK qualifications considered by us include, but are not limited to, the following:

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Our typical offer would be between:

  • Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit or higher; and
  • Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 39 credits at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit or higher
Welsh Baccalaureate

We will consider this qualification alongside A Levels, as equivalent to one A Level. You would need to pass the qualification with a grade A-B in the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

BTEC awards

Depending on the BTEC qualification taken we will consider them as equivalent to up to three A Levels, we may ask for an additional A Level subject.

We may require the BTEC to be in a specific subject, this is determined by the department and their typical entry requirements. Some departments will require the specific subject to be from an A Level qualification instead of the BTEC. You should check with the relevant department if this is the case.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma if you are taking three Principal Subjects with grades ranging from D3, D3, D3 to M2, M2, M2.

We would also consider a Cambridge Pre-U Certificate in a Principal Subject in conjunction with other A Level subjects.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

Most departments will require you to be taking at least 2 Advanced Highers on top of their 5 Highers, although some departments will accept 5 Highers on their own for entry onto their programmes.

Typical entry ranges from AABBB at Higher to AA at Advanced Higher.

Extended Project Qualification

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. The Extended Project is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result, the University will not include it in the conditions of any offer made to you. However, if you choose to undertake the EPQ we would strongly encourage you to draw upon this experience within your personal statement as it may be taken into account when we consider your application.

The EPQ can also contribute to the requirements of the Realising Opportunities scheme aimed at helping students from underrepresented groups.

Open University courses

We consider modules worth 60 credits or more on a case-by-case basis.

We also consider:

  • Advanced Diplomas
  • OCR National qualifications
  • OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical qualifications
  • Higher National Certificates
  • Higher National Diplomas
Other qualifications

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

We welcome applications from IB students. Our offers are based on your overall IB score, but we may also require specific grades in relevant Higher Level subjects. Our course pages give full details of the grades and subjects required. Our typical offer ranges from 31-36.

European Baccalaureate (EB)

We welcome applications from students studying for the European Baccalaureate (EB). Our offers are based on your overall EB score, but we may also require specific grades in relevant subjects. Our course pages give full details of the grades and subjects required. Our typical offer ranges from 75% to 87%.

Foundation courses

International foundation pathways

If you're an international applicant and you don't meet the direct entry requirements for your chosen course at York you can prepare via a foundation course.

Extended degrees

We also offer some extended degree year courses for applicants with non-A-Level backgrounds (or equivalents). Your first year is taught at York College where you will prepare for degree-level study.

 

Albania

The Certificate of Maturity (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Algeria

The Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Angola

The Certificado de Habilitacoes (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Armenia

The Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York.

You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Austria

Qualification

Reifeprüfung / Matura

Requirement

With scores of between 1122 and 2222

Bahamas

Qualification

GCE A levels

Requirement

AAA-BBB

Belarus

The Атэстат аб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыi (Certificate of General Secondary Education) or Дыплом аб сярэдняй спецыяльнай адукацыi (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education) are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Belgium

Qualifications

  • Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs
  • Certificat d'Enseignement
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Requirement

Overall score of 15-18

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Qualification

Matura / Svjedodžba o Zavrženoj Srednjoj (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Requirement

Overall score of 4 to 5

Cameroon

Qualification

Cameroon GCE A levels are sufficient to be considered for entry to undergraduate course.

Requirement

AAA-BBB

The Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Croatia

Qualification

Svjedodžba o Maturi (Certificate of Maturity)

Requirement

From 4 overall in final graduation exams to 5 overall with a minimum of 4 in all subjects in final graduation exams.

Czech Republic

Qualification

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Requirement

From Grade 1 in two subjects and Grade 2 in two subjects to Grade 1 in each of four subjects.

Estonia

Qualification

Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), valid only with the Riigieksamitunnistus. Passes in five graduation exams, of which minimum of three State Exams should be taken.

Requirement

Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with scores of 5 in five individual subjects, plus Riigieksamitunnistus with an average of 80% - 85%

Ethiopia

The Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate and the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Faroe Islands

Qualification

Stúdentsprógv

Requirement

Contact Admissions:
ug-admissions@york.ac.uk

If you've taken the Danish curriculum see: Denmark: Information for prospective students.

Finland

Qualification

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen

Requirement

Eximia cum laude approbatur (6) in four subjects to two subjects at magna cum laude approbatur (5) and two subjects at cum laude approbatur (4).

Gambia

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Georgia

The Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Guatemala

The Bachillerato is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Hungary

Qualification

Erettsegi / Matura

Requirement

From 5,5,4,4,4 to 5,5,5,5,5

Iceland

Qualification

Stúdentspróf

Requirement

Contact Admissions: ug-admissions@york.ac.uk

Israel

Qualification

Bagrut

Requirement

Overall score of between 70 (plus 70 in three 5-unit subjects) and 85 (plus 80 in three 5-unit subjects).

Latvia

Qualification

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education), including at least four centralised national examinations.

Requirement

From 9 for A*AA in Atestats plus 80% in one National Exam and 65% in three further National Exams to 9 in Atestats plus 80% in each of four National Exams.

Liechtenstein

Qualification

Matura certificate (Type B or Type E)

Requirement

From 5 overall to 5 overall with 5 in all subjects.

Luxembourg

Qualification

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

Requirement

Overall score of between 42 to 50

Macedonia

Qualification

Secondary School Leaving Diploma from Gimnazija

Requirement

Overall score of between 4 to 5

Malawi

The Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) would be considered for entry to undergraduate courses at York.

The Malawi School Certificate of Education is not sufficient for entry. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Malta

Qualification

Matriculation Certificate

Requirement

From AA at Advanced Level plus AAAA at Intermediate Level to BB at Advanced Level plus BBBB at Intermediate Level

Monaco

Qualifications

  • Baccalauréat
  • Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale

Requirement

  • Overall score of between 12 and 15 (Baccalaureat)
  • Overall score of between 11 and 14 (Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale)
Morocco

The Diplôme du Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Myanmar

The Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Namibia

Qualification

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / GCE A level

Requirement

AAA-BBB

Portugal

Qualification

Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao / Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao

Requirement

Overall score of between 17 and 19 for A*AA. Some departments may ask for specific subject scores from external exams.

Serbia

Qualification

Secondary School Leaving Diploma

Requirement

Achieve between 3.8 and 4.5

Sierra Leone

Qualification

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Slovakia

Qualification

Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Requirement

An overall average of between 2,0 and 1,5

Slovenia

Qualification

Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Requirement

Achieve between 28 or better with no score lower than 3 and 30 or better with no score lower than 4.

Sudan

The Sudan School Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Tunisia

Qualification

Baccalauréat

Departments that have specific A level subject requirements may also require up to two A-levels to be studied.

Requirement

An overall score between 17/20 and 19/20

Uruguay

The Título de Bachillerato Diversificado is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Uzebekistan

The O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Venezuela

The Titulo de Bachiller is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

West Indies/Caribbean

Qualification

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

Requirement

Six CAPE units at Grade I including English, and including two/three double-unit courses.

Yemen

The Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Zambia

The Zambia School Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses at York. You will need to take an additional course before being able to apply. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate or a recognised foundation course.

Zimbabwe

Qualification

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Requirement

AAA-BBB

My country isn't listed

If your country isn't listed please email ug-admissions@york.ac.uk with:

  • the name of your qualification (we may also ask you for the curriculum of the course)
  • the awarding institution
  • the course that you intend to apply to at York