No matter where you're from, or what you'd 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
2. Inspirational research
York is a Russell Group university and one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research and an outstanding teaching and learning experience. Excellent teaching at York is informed by and builds on high quality research. Equally research is often informed by teaching. For example, research active academic staff bring vibrancy to teaching by drawing on their current research.
Our research excellence is also backed-up by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) - we're ranked 10th out of 155 higher education institutions in the UK for research impact (excluding all institutes that have submitted in three or less units of assessment).
“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
4. Fantastic student experience
You'll meet people from all over the world among our community of over 16,000 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 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
6. 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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