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 studying at university will be like and see if you have pre-arrival information to prepare you for your course.Preparing to study
Make friends and find support
Find out how you can make friends before you arrive as well as sources of support once you're here.Meeting people and finding support
How will you manage your money?
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.
Are your vaccinations up to date?
All students need to be up to date with vaccinations against 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 from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you may need additional vaccinations and screenings before arriving in the UK as part of your Tier 4 visa application. All non-EU international students will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of your visa application. 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).