York College

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

The International Team get many questions from prospective students about the courses we offer and how to apply for them. This list is a collection of some of the most common questions we recieve. If you still have any questions, or if we have left anything out, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our very best to help.

Does the College have a January intake?

York College does not offer a January intake for any of its courses. This is because the exams are externally administered and assessed. Therefore, they only occur at set times in the year and a January intake would not give students enough time to prepare.

Does York College have scholarships or bursaries for international students?

York College does not have any scholarships or other financial support available for International students.

I want to apply for an undergraduate programme at the College, how do I do this?

Undergraduate programmes such as Bachelor’s Degrees are handled by the 'Universities and Colleges Admissions Service' (UCAS). We cannot process applications for these courses ourselves. Information on how to apply through UCAS as an International applicant can be found on their website:


I want to take a course that isn’t an A Level; can I do this as an International student?

You can be sponsored for a student visa for any full-time course that is at least Level 3. Most overseas students studying at the College study A Levels. However, we do have students studying on Level 3 Vocational programmes in the College and on our HE programmes. Further information about the full range of courses available at York College is now available.

To apply to any of these courses as an International student, you should visit the Making your International Application page.

When is the application deadline?

We ask that students have submitted a completed application pack at least 6 weeks before the start of the academic year, which starts in September. However, we advise students not to wait until the last possible moment to submit their application. This is because the application for a visa can take a long time. It is also possible that a visa can be rejected and if this happens you may have to apply for a second time. Lastly, it is also necessary to demonstrate maintenance funds that have been available for at least 28 days as part of the visa application. For all of these reasons, you should try to apply several months in advance of the course start date.

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