Exceptional students like you deserve an exceptional university experience. Find out more about what it's like to live and study here, and why the choice is York.
Welcome to York
Hear from our Vice-Chancellor, Charlie Jeffery, as he congratulates you on your offer and talks about our core University values.
Your next steps
You've got your offer (congratulations!) but what do you need to do now?
Accept your offer on UCAS Track
Choose a firm (first) choice of university and an insurance (second) choice.
Book an online visit day
Chat with staff and students from your department and get to know them better.
Apply for accommodation
Once you've chosen York as your firm or insurance choice, you can apply for your accommodation.
Explore country-specific information including upcoming events and funding opportunities.
Hear from our students
Who better to tell you about student life than our current students?
My advice for choosing your accommodation
Posted by Tara on 23 February 2021
Choosing what accommodation you live in for 1st year always seems like an incredibly daunting task because a lot rests on this decision; it’s…
What to consider when choosing accommodation
Posted by Soul on 23 February 2021
When choosing your accommodation, here are some things you might want to consider: Do you want to live close to where you’ll be studying…
My tips for choosing your accommodation
Posted by Joe on 23 February 2021
I’ve been through the process of looking for accommodation twice now, in slightly different circumstances. In my first year, like most students, I lived…
From Closeted to Confident – My LGBTQ Experience at York
Posted by Ethan on 10 February 2021
For many students going to university is an important milestone, a rite of passage followed by independence and self-discovery. For me – an LGBTQ…
A year in the life of a college student association member
Posted by Kathryn on 8 February 2021
The University of York is one of only a handful of UK universities that have a collegiate system – and we take it pretty…
How the colleges made me feel at home in York
Posted by Rebecca on 8 February 2021
University of York’s colleges are the jewels in its crown. From the courts of James, the leafy village-feel of Halifax, the resident cat of…
Get to know us better
Our staff are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects.
Meet some key members of your department and read about why they love what they do, and what they love about York.
Also, watch and read our student interviews with lecturers to learn about our courses.
I live on campus at Wentworth College. The environment here is beautiful and the location is great, with a beautiful lake beside it. We are surrounded by this endless green panoramic view; it’s very pleasant. The location of Wentworth College is really good. It is close to the Nisa supermarket, bus stop and Morrell Library on Campus West. It only takes me about 8 minutes to walk to each of these places and it’s very close to my classroom. I am really happy that I live here.
Mengyun, MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Help if you need it
Our network of support services will help you get the best from your time at York.
We'll help you understand how much uni costs and what financial help is available.
Flexible support, based on your needs. Our friendly team is here to help.
Our support network will help you to settle in and adapt to life studying and living in the UK.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I had to remain in my accommodation on campus here in York. The cleaning staff, reception staff and security staff have been immensely helpful in ensuring that the students remaining on campus have been supported during this difficult time. Student Services like Open Door have continued to operate on a remote basis during the pandemic, which has meant that I could still have my appointments, albeit through the phone instead of face-to-face.
Mi Chelle, English and Related Literature (Malaysia)
Meet our Students' Union President
Hear from Patrick O'Donnell, our Students' Union (YUSU) President, as he introduces YUSU and talks about the wide range of activities and opportunities you can look forward to.
A future without limits
Whatever your career aspirations, we can help you stand out from the crowd.
A unique range of activities created with your career journey in mind. From one-to-one advice and skills programmes to careers fairs and internships - we’re here to support you towards your goals.
Giving you the opportunity to put your skills into practice, build up your professional network, and develop your commercial awareness.
Study, work or volunteer abroad
Add an enriching dimension to your studies, enhance your CV and explore the world with our global opportunities.
Accept your offer
Choose a firm (first) choice of university and an insurance (second) choice.Log in to UCAS Track
Chat with department staff and students, and ask any questions you have.Book a visit day
Virtual campus tour
Explore highlights of our beautiful green campus and the impressive city of York.Take an online tour
Talk to current students
Ask about uni life, and what it's really like living and studying in York.Chat with a student