University of York


The University of York was established in 1963, on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all. In only 50 years, the University has become one of the top 10 institutions in the UK for research excellence and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. We have been ranked 11th in the UK in the most recent Times Higher Education ranking.

The university guarantees accommodation to all international students on our beautiful parkland campus and is one of the very few UK universities to have a collegiate system, which offers students the opportunity to take part in social and sports activities at college level, making the integration process a lot easier.

Why choose University of York?
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

One in 5 students at the University of York is an international student. York’s reputation for academic excellence and small group teaching means that the university can provide a challenging and rewarding study environment from students for all over the world. Many of our departments are ranked among the top 10 in the UK (Computer Science, Electronics, Psychology, English and Biology being just a few examples…). Our strong links with industry ensure that students receive an all-round education, focused on both their academic development and their future career prospects.


I completed my MA degree at the University of Nottingham and then I chose to study at University of York because its Centre for Women’s Study stood out above the rest. I had offers from other universities, but the University of York has a great reputation internationally, and had the specific course I wanted to do.

I have been going through a great phase of learning at the Centre for Women’s Studies at York. Studying at the University of York brought an added value to my personal life. I like the hands-on approach of the modules because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have learnt to apply my knowledge through experiences like giving presentations, working in teams, and active involvement in our tutorials. The modules are very interesting and the small size of the classes allowed the use of better learning methods, which also implied a better atmosphere. The professors are there to communicate their knowledge and their know-how, thereby enabled me to understand what research is. Thanks to the quality of the courses and the professors, I have been able to carry on PhD/research on such a sensitive topic independently. I feel better prepared to get into the workforce because of it. However, you need to keep in mind that the professors are professionals.

  • Virtually all our research is “internationally recognised” and over 50% is “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (RAE 2008)
  • York is consistently a top 10 UK research university and attracted over £200 million of funding last year
  • The University works with public, private and third sector organisations across its research activities
  • Our research income exceeds our teaching income
  • Prayer room on campus
  • Local mosque within a short walking distance from the University
  • Halal food available in most of our cafes and restaurants
  • Single-sex accommodation available
  • Over 180 social, cultural and religious societies on campus, including the Islamic Society and the South Asian Society.

The University of York has been named the top international university in the UK by thousands of international students and graduates using and its dozen local language sites.

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