Though plans for a university in York first appeared as early as 1617, it would be over three centuries before they came to fruition. In 1960, permission was finally granted for the University of York to be built, marking the beginning of our journey.
You'll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll grapple with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world. You’ll benefit from outstanding teaching and learning outcomes, demonstrated by our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.
A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to enhancing our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.
We are keen to work with external partners to develop mutually-beneficial relationships. Projects can vary from short-term consultancy to long-term staff exchange partnerships; contract research to joint applications for government research funding.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
We offer a variety of services to our international services, which includes the following:
Our accommodation is a great place to live and study, with a range of rooms and prices all on or close to our compact campus.
We guarantee you a home on or near to campus, whether we're your firm or insurance choice. We have over 1,000 rooms for postgraduate students, with a range of options to suit your budget. You're guaranteed accommodation for each year of your course if you're paying overseas fees.
The Library and Archives hold an extensive range of items which support teaching, learning and research. Our collections cover printed, electronic and audiovisual material, digitised collections, rare books and archival resources, all available for you to explore.
Wifi access throughout and easy access to power sockets
The health centre closest to campus is Unity Health, who have information for University of York students explaining what services are available.
The centre is for the treatment of serious injuries or illness that require urgent attention or advice. The reception staff in the Emergency Department will direct people either to the urgent care centre or the accident and emergency team.
Major improvements of the existing Heslington campus include the refurbishment of the JB Morrell Library and the construction of the Berrick Saul and Centre for Immunology and Infection buildings.Campus East is the name of the University's expansion. The site is consists of 117 hectares of land close to the current campus on the outskirts of York. The development of the site will include academic buildings, college accommodation, sporting facilities and community facilities.
We're one of only a few universities in the UK to have an independent student-led organisation specifically for postgraduates. When you arrive at York as a postgraduate you will automatically become a member.The GSA is led by a team of elected officers who are all York students or recent graduates. They're here to help you make the most of your time at York.
It's been an amazing experience. I have got to learn new things and everyone was very helpful and kind enough to get me adjusted to the new environment and also to the subject.
Overall I enjoyed the majority of the course. There wasn't, however, as much contact within the department in checking up on students (well-being and academically). The main disappointment I faced was having my year abroad to Vancouver cancelled due to coronavirus, yet I understand that this was, for the most part, out of the departments control. Despite this I enjoyed the...
I really appreciated the structure of study, with recorded lectures; all the resources available, such as all the buildings or areas for study; professors' great open mindedness and help. I also very much enjoyed all the societies and opportunities I had to meet new interesting people, to delve further into my passions and to practice sports of all sort.