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Congratulations on your offer!

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?

Prepare for university

Read our students' top tips about settling in and making friends, recipes and cooking, and Freshers' Week.

Apply for accommodation

Once you've chosen York as your firm or insurance choice, you can apply for your accommodation.

Discover our free online courses

Experience our inspiring teaching with our free online courses in a range of different subjects.

International students

Explore country-specific information including upcoming events and funding opportunities.

York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. The city was named the best place to live in the North and North East by The Sunday Times 2019.

Explore York

Our green parkland campus is within walking distance of York’s impressive city centre.

Take a virtual campus tour

Discover York, a city of contrasts

Hear from our students

Who better to tell you about student life than our current students?

Read the inspirational stories from our Humans of York ( or chat with a student online and get your questions answered. Can you see yourself living and studying here?

Also, read our student blog and watch our student videos - they're full of stories from different students sharing their unique view on life at York – the fun stuff and the challenges!

Watch on YouTube

BSc (Hons) Biology student Faye explains why she chose the University of York.

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. 

Meet your tutors

Our undergraduate accommodation is centred around our colleges, each with a welcoming, supportive community.

Your home from home

With all of our accommodation on or very near to campus, you'll be living at the heart of the action.

Explore our accommodation

Experience college life

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.

Student finances

We'll help you understand how much uni costs and what financial help is available.

Disability support

Flexible support, based on your needs. Our friendly team is here to help.

International students

Our support network will help you to settle in and adapt to life studying and living in the UK.

Support for UK offer holders

Sign up for six months unlimited access to Togetherall online mental health support.

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)

Our award-winning sports facilities, recognised as some of the best in the region, offer you the chance to de-stress and stay healthy.

Try something different

The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) is here to represent, assist and entertain you, by supporting a diverse range of student-run activities.

Explore over 200 student societies

Discover 65+ sports clubs

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.

York Futures

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.

Work placements

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.

Prepare for uni

Our students share their advice about settling in and making friends, recipes, and Freshers' Week.

Read student top tips


Once you've chosen York as your firm or insurance choice, you can apply for your accommodation.

Apply for accommodation

Virtual campus tour

Explore highlights of our beautiful green campus and the impressive city of York.

Talk to current students

Ask about uni life, and what it's really like living and studying in York.

Chat with a student