No matter where you are from, or what you would like to do when you graduate, the York experience will challenge, inspire, develop and support you. Through a combination of excellent teaching, a rich and varied campus life and a cultured city, you'll have the experience of a lifetime.
“The learning environment is safe for presenting thoughts and ideas and very encouraging for discussions, debates and arguments."
Alia, MA in Applied Human Rights, Syria
York is one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. We attract world-leading academics, whose research brings vibrancy and cutting edge ideas to the teaching you will receive at York.
As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities, we are committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching standards.
We were ranked 14th overall and 10th for the impact of our research in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities undertaken by expert review panels.
“I am very much in love with York- both the University and the city! The University is home to many international students and it’s always nice to be surrounded by an active body that welcomes people from all around the world. Life in York is pretty relaxed and I love the vibe the students have. Personally, I feel that York is a home that is far away from home!”
Farah, BA English and Linguistics, Malaysia
Fantastic student experience
You'll meet people from all over the world among our community of over 18,000 students, representing over 140 countries.
Try something new and meet interesting people through getting involved in our friendly and supportive campus life. There are over 200 social, cultural and religious student-led societies and 65+ sports clubs to choose from.
We also have an International Students' Association (Facebook) which is a student-run society that organises a range of social events throughout the year in and around Yorkshire.
“The support system itself in the university is very well designed by having several supervisors, colleges, academic staff, student support centre and the student body. They were always there to answer my questions and provide me with opportunities."
Ahmed, MA in Public Administration and Public Policy, Egypt
Safe and supportive environment
We recognise that studying in a different country can be daunting so we have an excellent structure in place to give you all the help you need. From English language support to careers advice, we will ensure that you are well supported during your time with us.
You can also relax in the knowledge that you'll be living and studying in a safe and green campus environment and student-friendly city.
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