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
My reasons for choosing York are based on its founding principles and how far we have come to achieve our world-leading reputation. York was established in 1963 to open up the opportunity to study at university “for people, whatever their social background, to lead genuinely fuller lives”.* Giving everyone the chance to succeed is a powerful part of our heritage, and that’s just as true today as when the University was founded.
Now, more than ever before, the world needs bright minds like yours. We look forward to welcoming you and equipping you with the tools to build a brighter future.
*Lord James, the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, 1963
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President
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 a visit day
Chat with staff and students from your department and get to know them better.
Explore country-specific information including upcoming events and funding opportunities.
Discover our free online courses
Experience our inspiring teaching with our free online courses in a range of different subjects.
Hear from our students
Who better to tell you about student life than our current students?
Our blog is also full of stories from different students sharing their unique view on life at York – the fun stuff and the challenges!
Vlog: Why I chose York
Posted by Faye on 14 July 2020
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Five hidden gems in York
Posted by Charaspat on 10 July 2020
The city of York is one of the most culturally and historically vibrant cities in the UK that I have ever visited. The city’s…
How to feel prepared for academic life at York
Posted by Ilhama on 7 July 2020
Settling into a UK university is very exciting. You are starting a new life in a different country, making new friends and getting familiar…
Tips for settling into a UK university
Posted by Kasturi on 3 July 2020
Choosing a university So – you’ve decided to study abroad – great decision! It’s now time to start preparing yourself for settling into a…
Hidden Gems in York
Posted by Louisa on 26 June 2020
Welcome to the city of York! What are your plans for the day? Visiting the York Minster, the City Walls and The Shambles is…
Reflecting on 3 amazing years at York
Posted by Abi on 24 June 2020
Why I love York Campus The University of York was the first university I visited as a small 18-year-old, and I have loved it…
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.
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.
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