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York St John University (York)

York St John University, York aims to educate, motivate, and inspire a new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. The York campus is located at the center of the historic City of York. The magnificent campus on Lord Mayor’s Walk is spread across 11 acres and faces the historic York Minster. 

Recognised as one of the most reputed universities in the UK, York St. John University traces its history to 1841 and achieved its university status in 2006. Located in one of the most historic cities of UK, York offers a mix of both medieval nostalgia and modern cosmopolitanism.

More than £100 million has been invested in the transformational development of the York campus, equipping it with the state-of-the-art facilities and latest technologies. The De Grey Court, Fountains Learning Centre, The Foss Building are some of the latest additions to the campus. The De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre houses the library, IT facilities and lecture theatres. The Foss Building houses the Sports hall, laboratory, and research facilities. The university also boasts of dedicated art and design studios along with TV and film production facilities.

Home to international students from over 80 countries, The York campus boasts the presence of strong community of international students.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Undergraduate students can choose from a host of subjects like biology, mathematics, psychology, linguistics, media production, theatre, music production and drama. Academic curriculum of the postgraduate program includes subjects like theatre, fine arts, music composition, film production, linguistics etc.

Notable alumni of the university include actress Julia Davis, Singer and songwriter Alistair Griffin, author Edward Jarvis and football personality Tom Wilkinson etc.

Why study at York St John University (York)?

  • Investment of over £100 million in developing the transformational campus with modern facilities and latest technology.
  • LaunchPad offers dedicated careers service like career fairs, tailored networking events, Employer-led workshops, and mentorship sessions for graduate students.
  • Voted as the Best Northern City to Live in the UK by The Sunday Times (2019), York offers an opportunity to experience rich history and vibrant multiculturalism.
  • Degree apprenticeship program offers apprenticeship opportunities to gain practical experience with industry leaders.
  • London campus is located Zone 1 and offers easy and affordable commuting options for students.
  • London campus’ offers opportunity for placement year students to design and develop a technology business through the Venture Creation Lab.
  • The Advance to Perform Programme (APP Journey) is designed by industry experts to develop graduate employability.
  • Academic framework designed with collaboration with industry experts and extensive research.
  • Flexible learning programs offers opportunities for engagement in part-time employment.
  • Research centers and groups actively committed to deliver solutions to real-world problems.
  • Offers Professional development and CPD courses for students.
  • Students can choose membership of a number of student societies and groups, based on interest and passion.
  • Entrepreneurial support through collaboration with leading industries and connections with top academic institutes from Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements

Please be aware that BA(Hons) Media Production: Journalism requires IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7.5 in each component) or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)Overall score of 169, with no score below 162 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)Overall score of 180, with no score below 180 
Pearson (PTE)

Overall score of 46   
Listening: minimum level 36 
Speaking: minimum level 36  
Reading: minimum level 36  
Writing: minimum level 36  


Overall score of 33+ (in B2 Communicator range)

Minimum score of 25 in each skill (in B2 Communicator range)

TrinityISE III (C1 SELT) with a Pass in each component 
TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted)Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable 
Oxford Test of EnglishOverall score of 127 with nothing less than 112 in any component
GCSEGrade C or above in English Language 
iGCSEGrade C or above in English as 1st and 2nd Language
AS or A LevelPass in English Language
Bachelors or Masters DegreeSuccessful completion at a University in a majority English speaking country where the language of tuition has been English
European BaccalaureateL1 – 6.0
L2 – 7.0
L3 – 7.5
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)English A: Literature (Standard: Level 4, Higher: Level 4)
English A: Literature and Language (Standard: Level 5, Higher: Level 4)
English Language B (Standard: Level 6, Higher: Level 5)

If you do not currently meet the English Language requirements for your chosen course, we offer a number of Pre-sessional English courses that will help you reach the necessary standards. 

For these courses York St John University can only accept UK Visas & Immigration-approved SELT IELTS (IELTS for UKVI) exams as evidence of English Language ability.


For International Students:

York St John International Undergraduate Scholarship (York Campus only)

We offer a scholarship of £1,000 for all undergraduate (year 1 entry) fee paying international students. The scholarships are for undergraduate, in country courses at our York Campus (year 1 entry only). These scholarships do not apply to TNE or distance learning courses. The scholarship is applicable to the first year's fees only, not to each year of the programme.

The £1,000 will be automatically applied to your offer if you are successful in gaining a conditional offer.

Please note, PGCE applicants are not eligible for the international scholarships.

York St John Global Undergraduate Scholarship (York campus only)

International students who are successful in gaining offers for the following 8 undergraduate taught courses will be eligible for a scholarship worth £3,750 per year: 

  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing and Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • Law LLB (Hons)
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BSc (Hons) Games Development
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Please note: to be eligible for this scholarship, students must be starting year 1 of the degree programme and must pay the first year's fees in FULL prior to enrolment. 

York St John Global Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (York Campus only)

International students who are successful in gaining offers on postgraduate taught degree programmes at our York campus will be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships: 

  • Discount of £2,500 for those who achieved a 1st class undergraduate degree
  • Discount of £2,000 for those who achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree
  • Discount of £1,500 for those who achieevd a 2:2 undergraduate degree

Please note: if overseas undergraduate degress do not use the UK classification system, our International Admissions team will work out your degree's equivalency to UK classification before awarding a discount.

Early Payment Discount (York and London Campuses)

A 5% early payment discount is available for all international postgraduate taught students (not applicable to undergraduate, Research, or PhD programmes) at both our York and London campuses. Students must pay fees in FULL by 12th September 2022 to be eligible for the discount. Students on the LLM course would need to pay in full no later than 29th August 2022.

Paying in full before your CAS issued is the optimal because the discount can then be applied to your fees stated on your CAS.

Chevening scholarships

Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50,000 exceptional applicants from around the world to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK government.

Find out how to apply at www.chevening.org.

Alumni scholarships

We offer generous scholarships for recent graduates and all of our alumni can benefit from reduced postgraduate course fees. 

Find out about this discount on our Scholarships for alumni page. 

Other scholarships

A list of scholarships is also available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website. For up to date information please visit www.ukcisa.org.uk.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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