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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 prestigious 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.

EU students considering York: See updates and information related to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September as planned in our usual term dates. How we deliver our courses will depend on government guidance on social distancing at the time. We are preparing for all different scenarios in order to maintain the excellent teaching offered at York. Find out more about our plans for the start of term.

In the meantime prepare for university life with our short private online courses, created exclusively for offer holders.

Clearing and Adjustment 2020

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Life at York

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Student life

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York city guide

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Support and advice

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Online campus tour

Can't make it to an Open Day? Discover the highlights of our inspiring campus and city and get to know us better from wherever you are in the world.

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Pre-arrival information

Read our pre-arrival checklist and find out everything you need to know to help make your journey to York as easy as possible.

If you're travelling to the UK by plane, you can book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester airport. 

We look forward to welcoming you to York!

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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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Contact us

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

EU undergraduate students
+44 (0)1904 324000

EU postgraduate students
+44 (0)1904 322142