University of York Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

  • York,UK

The University of York, situated North Yorkshire in the UK, is research-intensive university and a part of the esteemed Russell Group. It nurtures a dynamic environment, often collaborating with universities and institutes across the globe to perform groundbreaking, life-saving research and develop new technologies that solve emerging global problems. Year after year, the university has won global accolades for its research work across various disciplines. It has received the Gold medal by the Teaching Excellence Framework and other accolades like the Athena SWAN awards for its commitment to gender equality. It is anchored by the highest academic standards and founding principles of equality and opportunity for all. The university makes an economic impact worth GBP 1.8 billion on the UK economy through all of its activities. The campus is just a 10-minute bike ride from the city centre of the city of York.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

Accredited by the Privy Council, York offers overs 500 programmes, including 160 undergraduate, 85 combined, and over 300 postgraduate courses.


Pre-sessional English and Pathways

To help students who may lack the required English language expertise, the university offers pre-sessional English language courses. The university also offers pathway courses for students who may fail to meet the academic or English proficiency requirements needed for direct entry into their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The university has country-specific generic requirements. For course-specific requirements, you may check the respective course pages on the university website. For Indian aspirants, the basic eligibility criteria are as follows:


Undergraduate Admissions

Completion of Grade 12 with at least 75% to 90% from any recognised Board of Higher Secondary Education. Equivalency of marks can be determined from this table:

Indian Education System

Equivalent UK Grade









An aggregate of the best four subjects is required for ICSE and CBSE board examinations. An aggregate of the best five subjects is required for other secondary board examinations.  For Indian students, a 75% score in Core English in Grade 12 is acceptable as a proof of English language proficiency.


Postgraduate Admissions

Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required from a recognised institution to secure admission to the postgraduate programmes. Score requirement differ as per course. Indian grading system equivalency can be determined from this table:

Score In India

UK Comparable


UK 2:1


UK 2:2

Note: The university sets a low score criteria for universities in India that mark students more rigorously, such as cutoffs for University of Delhi is 55%.


Research Admissions

For a research degree like MPhil or PhD, a bachelor's degree plus a master’s degree in a relevant subject or work experience in research is required. Generally, higher scores in English language proficiency exams are required.


English Language Requirements

Any student applying to study at the University of York from a non-English speaking majority nation must abide by set qualifications to prove their proficiency in the English language. Although some courses may require higher scores, yet, generally, any one of these exam scores are accepted for admission:

English Language Tests Accepted

UG Requirement

PG Requirement


Overall 83

Overall 83


Overall 6.5 bands or more

Overall 6.5-7

Pearson PTE



Cambridge English (CAE/CPE)

176 or above

176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo (DET)



What all documents are needed for application?

International applicants need to submit a certified translated version of transcripts if the original academic transcripts are not in English. English language proficiency score report and a copy of passport is also required for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Apart from this, other documents to be attached with the application are:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

Undergraduate applicants need to pay an application fee of GBP 20 for one option and GBP 26 for multiple options as per UCAS guidelines. This amount is non-refundable. The university may charge minimal application fee for postgraduate courses.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

Tuition fees vary depending on whether your course is lab- or classroom-based. If your course is taught across two departments you will pay the higher fee. For international students, the annual tuition fee will fall between these range as per their chosen programme and course:




Note: The tuition fees may be subject to increase in subsequent years but this increase will be set at a maximum of two per cent in each year. We encourage you to check the university website for current academic year fee structure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

To encourage international students and build a culture of academic excellence among international students, the university grants many scholarships every year to cover tuition fees and more. Students must hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University of York to be eligible for a scholarship. All international students are eligible for these scholarships:

  • Be Exceptional Scholarships: An amount of GBP 2,500 to GBP 7,500 is offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic excellence and merit scores.
  • Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarships: An amount of GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 is offered to the highest achieving students. It is available for both UG and PG students.


For Indian Students

The university further offers country-specific scholarships as well, such as, for Indian students, these scholarships are available:

  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship
  • Inlaks Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships 

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

York offers undergraduate programmes in the fall intake and postgraduate taught programmes in the fall and spring intakes. Research programmes have rolling admission, thus, they are open for admission all around the year with no fixed deadlines. PG taught courses have different deadlines depending on the course and intake chosen by the applicant. UG deadlines are as per UCAS, so usually international deadlines are in mid-January (most courses) and June (if seats remain vacant). Post this deadline, the applications are sent into Clearing. International applicants are advised to apply at least six to nine months in advance, so that they have enough time for visa processes, if admitted.

What is the UG application process?

For undergraduate courses at York (such as BA, BSc, and BEng), international applicants need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) portal. You can apply independently or through a university agent present in your state/country.

What is the PG application process?

International applicants can apply online directly to the university for taught postgraduate courses (MA, MSc, MRes, PG Diploma, PG Certificate and LLM) and research degrees (MPhil, PhD and MA/MSc by research). A few courses like MA Social Work and PGCE have a different application process.

Application portal link:

Step 1: After you select your course, click on apply and create an account.




Step 2: Start your application by filling your personal details.




Step 3: Complete all the sections of the form, from academic and professional background to documents.




Step 4: Review the form thoroughly, read this information and submit your application.




When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university responds to UG application as UCAS timelines. For PG decisions, it aims to respond to applications within no more than six weeks of submission or sooner. For some courses and at busy times, there might be a delay in response.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

The university has high standards when it comes to reviewing candidates for admission, yet the competition is moderate. York lays special emphasis on contributions in areas of life other than academics. However, some departments and schools remain more competitive than others. For example, the University of York Management School, is one of the most sought-after schools globally, and admission can be difficult. An 85% score in your boards/university is considered low for an application even to be considered for Business programmes. The process is less difficult for departments of Linguistics or pure Science.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

Currently, out of the 20,000 students on university campuses, 4,000 are international students. There are 154 South Asian students, of which 110 are Indian.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

You can work part-time while studying at this university. Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours each week during term. Many students work in nearby towns and cities, while some are employed by the university as student ambassadors, international student ambassadors, and YuCall student fundraisers. Any course you attend over six months allows you to work (paid and unpaid) during your studies as long as the terms and conditions of your visa (visa vignette and/or BRP) do not prohibit it.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The university houses three main faculties and nine colleges in its two main areas of campus – Campus West and Campus East, spread across Heslington in York.




Is on-campus housing available?

The university offers accommodation within the campus to all international students on campus or in the town next to campus. Accommodation for all nine colleges are located in their Parkland campus and have facilities such as:

  • Contents insurance
  • 24-hour security
  • Close to the city of York
  • In-room Wi-Fi and 100MB wired connection
  • Regular cleaning for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Cycle parking
  • Bus-free campus

The cost of living depends on how you choose to live. For example, if you choose university accommodations for 40 weeks, excluding summer vacations, you will arrive at the costs given below:

Expense Type

Cost/Year/40 weeks

(in GBP)

Accommodation: self-catered


Accommodation: catered


Food (for self-catered)


Toiletries and household items




Books and equipment


Social and sporting activity (not including travel costs)


Mobile phone



On the other hand, if you choose private quarters, the cost goes up considerably. If you add simple social costs, such as shopping, clubbing, eating out, and going to the cinemas year-round, GBP 90 or so gets added to the total. Overall, outside of your course fees, your cost of living should not exceed GBP 12,000 per year.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

For any query, you can use the contacts seen below to reach out to the university:

Address: University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44-1904-320000



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