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York is a research-intensive university with a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, which recognises our outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We are a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. As a student here you'll be part of a diverse and supportive environment, located in a beautiful, historic and unique European city.

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“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”

The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018

Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.

Joining us in September?

To help you prepare for your journey to York and settle into the UK, have a look at our pre-arrival information which includes advice on what to bring and everything you need to know about travelling to York

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Life at York

Discover societies, sport, food, culture, entertainment and living and studying in York.

Student life

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York city guide

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Best in Britain

York was recently named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times. Our city's excellent cafes, restaurants and bars, innovative industries and mixture of modern and medieval architecture propelled it to the top of the list. Discover more about our wonderful city with our City Guide


York is located in the North of England. It's easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby. So you'll never be far from exploring other major UK cities, or from catching up with friends at other universities. 

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Students from outside the EU
+44 (0)1904 323534

EU undergraduate students
+44 (0)1904 324000

EU postgraduate students
+44 (0)1904 322142