International (including EU) students

We know that some students joining us from outside England may face challenges in travelling to York. We want to support you through any difficulties and encourage you to join us as soon as you are able to.

Unable to get to campus?

If you are unable to get to campus for the start of term in September due to travel restrictions, most courses will continue to offer an online provision for the first six weeks of autumn term (until 7 November 2021) and in some cases longer. All offer-holders will receive an email outlining the details for your course.

We hope this will give you enough time to join us on campus, even if you face extensive travel restrictions or if you need to quarantine. You will be able to enrol online from the beginning of August and tell us what date you plan to arrive in the UK.

If you aren’t able to join us by 7 November or have any questions about your start date please contact your department as soon as possible so that they can discuss your options with you.

For more information please see:

We would also advise you to continue monitoring the UK government travel guidelines, (gov.uk) as restrictions may change.

Vaccinations

Currently, anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination free of charge, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. Vaccination status is not a requirement for you taking up your offer and we will have vaccination clinics on campus throughout Autumn Term. You will be eligible to receive your first or second vaccination, no matter which country you are from.

Financial support for international offer-holders travelling to York for the first time

To support international students travelling to York for the start of the academic year 2021/22, we have outlined a package of financial support for if you’re coming to the UK for the first time.

Tuition fee deposits and CAS for international postgraduate taught offer-holders

If you’re an offer holder for a postgraduate taught course you may have to pay a deposit to confirm your place and receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you’re unable to take up your place at York for reasons relating to Covid-19 we’ll refund your deposit in full. We understand that you may also prefer to wait before making your final decision about your study plans, given the current situation. The deadline to pay this deposit and request your CAS is 15 September 2021.

Find out more about tuition fee deposits for international postgraduate taught students.

Arrivals

Travelling from or through a red list country

If you’re travelling from or through a red list country (gov.uk) you will need to arrive at least 10 days ahead of the start of term to quarantine (self-isolate) in a managed quarantine hotel before moving into your accommodation. This applies even if you have been double vaccinated.

To support your arrival in the UK safely we’ve committed to refunding the costs of your mandatory quarantine from red list countries.

Travelling from or through an amber list country

If you’re travelling from or through an amber list country (gov.uk) you will need to travel directly to your accommodation and quarantine (self-isolate) for up to 10 days. This applies even if you have been double vaccinated.

To support your arrival our international students to arrive in the UK safely we’ve committed to refunding the costs of testing, which may enable you to be released from quarantine early.

Travelling from or through a green list country

If you are travelling from or through a green list country (gov.uk) you will not need to quarantine but you must follow the other steps in the UK government guidance.

To support your arrival in the UK safely we’ve committed to refunding the costs of the Travel Test Package.

Accommodation for international students

For information about University owned, managed or approved accommodation, please see Accommodation for international students or contact Accommodation Services on accommodation@york.ac.uk or +44 (0)1904 322165.

If you’re living in privately owned accommodation please contact your provider to check their quarantine policy for students arriving from outside the UK.