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.
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?
Getting Involved With Your College During First Year
Posted by Helen on 16 September 2021
Hey York student – you’ve made it! You’ve done your uni shop, packed your stuff, travelled many miles, hopefully met your flatmates, and now…
Making the Most of Freshers’ Week
Posted by Zulekha on 15 September 2021
Freshers’ Week is an exciting welcome period for new students starting at UK universities. In this blog post, we’ll visit the various types of…
My University internship experience
Posted by Mariah on 17 August 2021
My time here at the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) has no doubt been one of the best decisions I have made…
University tips to help you settle in as an international student in York
Posted by Mi Chelle on 16 August 2021
Arriving in York (or in the UK in general) as an international student can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. New country, city, university…
How to plan and prepare for student life at the University of York
Posted by Zulekha on 16 August 2021
Joining University This post will give you top tips on how to plan and prepare for your student life at the University of York…
Starting university, budgeting and being away from home…
Posted by Benjamin on 12 August 2021
Hello, my name is Benjamin and I am a 3rd-year Law student from the University of York! In this blog, I will discuss what…
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.
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)
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.
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