So you've confirmed your place and completed all the things to do first? Now you can start looking forward to exciting times ahead!
Whether you're feeling a bit anxious or raring to go, here's a few things to think about before you start packing to come to York.
Preparing to study
Find out about what's involved when studying at university level and see if you have pre-arrival information to prepare you for your course.
Make friends and find support
It's normal to sometimes feel apprehensive about starting university. Find out how you can make friends before you arrive as well as sources of support once you're here.
How will you manage your money?
Beware of scams
Unfortunately, there are people who make a living by tricking others out of money. Students are often targeted but you can learn to recognise scams and protect yourself against them. Read our advice for all students - Scammers - they're after your money - to find out what to be aware of.
Opening a bank account
UK students can open a student bank account once you have accepted your offer. Get advice on the best student bank account deals on websites like MoneySavingExpert.com.
International students will have to wait until they are in the UK before opening a UK bank account. See information for new international students on getting ready to arrive.
Are your vaccinations up to date?
We recommend that you are up to date with vaccinations against Covid-19, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and meningococcal MenACWY vaccines. Arrange these with your local doctor or a York GP once you've registered with a local surgery. See NHS advice on Getting medical care as a student.
If you are applying for a Student Visa, you will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of the application process, which provides entitlement to use the National Health Service. Students applying from certain countries are also required to be screened for TB (tuberculosis) before applying for the Student Visa. See healthcare for international students.
Check our guide for international students for help with everything you need to know and do in order to get to York.
Do you know how to cook?
Try out some simple meals at home to practise your cooking skills. For inspiration, see:
Don't want to cook? Think about buying your meals in advance with our Meals in Advance Deal (MAD).